Campus Life

Men's Basketball



A member of the NW Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC), Green River CC has been playing basketball since the doors first opened at the college in 1966. Playing in "the Swamp", Gator Basketball has long opened opportunities to student-athletes searching to continue their athletic and academic careers in the South Sound region.

Under the guide of NWAACC Hall of Fame coach Bob Aubert, the Gators won the 1969 WAACC Championship. Then in the 2002-03 season, Coach Travis DeCuire led the team with University of Washington transfer Tre Simmons (first team all Pac-10) to a Western Region Title and a second place finish at the NWAACC Championships.

The 2010 Gators squad also qualified for the NWAACC Tournament under the guide of Coach TIm Malroy.  In 2010 Coach Malroy also became the second winningest coach in school history.  Under Coach Malroy the following players have moved on to extend their basketball careers at the four year level.

  • Brok Pendleton – St. Martin’s University, Honorable Mention All-GNAC
  • Jake Wilcox – Post University, Honorable Mention All-CCAC
  • Marc Williams – Colorado State-Pueblo, 1st team All-RMAC
  • Dwayne Wright – Colorado State-Pueblo
  • Travis Wagner – Evergreen State College
  • Gralin Paul – Bacone College

Mission Statement for Green River Basketball

To build and maintain a tradition of athletic and academic success through the pursuit of individual and team excellence. To provide effective and consistent leadership and mentoring both on and off the basketball court, because "the quality of an athlete's experience in sport will never exceed the quality of leadership that provides it."


For more information about our men's basketball program, contact head coach Tim Malroy.

Meet the Team

2011-2012 Roster

#NamePosYRHTHometown / High School
12 Emmanuel Carter G FR 5'9 Tacoma / Foss
13 Andrew Buchanan G FR 6'1 Seward, AK / Seward
20 Devin Willis G SO 6'5 Sea Tac / Bothell
22 Chris Plooy W SO 6'4 Anchorage, AK / Dimond
23 Anthony Penney G FR 6'1 Portland, OR / Jefferson
24 Derek Eilertson W SO 6'5 Federal Way / Thomas Jefferson
32 Shaquille Piper G FR 6'0 Vancouver / Evergreen
33 Justin Lanier G SO 6'2 Federal Way / Thomas Jefferson
40 Anthony Brescia P SO 6'4 Fife / Fife
42 Brandt Graybeal W FR 6'5 Renton / Hazen
44 Kevin McCrossin W FR 6'4 Fife / Fife
50 Derek Roseboro P FR 6'6 Renton / Lindberg
55 Delvonte Aliifua P FR 6'3 Des Moines / Mount Rainier
  Drew Nale G SO 5'10 Myrtle Creek, OR / S. Umpqua
  Chris Lone Bear P FR 6'7 Salt Lake City, UT / Wind River
  Bryce Phillip W SO 6'2 Pasco / Bethel
  Justin Pedersen G FR 6'1 Twin Falls, ID / Twin Falls

Meet the Coaches

Tim Malroy, Head Coach

Tim Malroy, Head Coach

2011-12 marks Coach Malroy's eighth season at the helm of the Green River men's basketball program. With 78 career victories he moved to second on the all-time GRCC men's basketball coaches list last season.  Prior to coming to GRCC, Malroy started his head coaching career at South Puget Sound Community College where he coached the women's team from 2001-2004. He was also an assistant coach for the men's squad at Western Washington University for 3 1/2 seasons.

Coach Malroy attended Western Washington University where he played for Brad Jackson from 1985-87 while earning his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (1989) and later his Masters in Science in Sports Psychology (2000).  Malroy also serves as the Assistant Director of Student Services which is responsible for being the campus judicial officer.  He and his wife Heather live in Black Diamond with their children David and Kyla.

Tim Malroy Career Coaching Record (131-159)

2011-12  Green River CC Men 13-14
2010-11 Green River CC Men 13-11
2009-10 Green River CC Men 14-13, NWAACC Tournament
2008-09 Green River CC Men 9-17
2007-08 Green River CC Men 10-16
2006-07 Green River CC Men 13-13
2005-06 Green River CC Men 10-17
2004-05 Green River CC Men 9-17
2003-04 South Puget Sound CC Women 9-16
2002-03 South Puget Sound CC Women 12-14, NWAACC Tournament
2001-02 South Puget Sound CC Women 19-11, NWAACC Tournament
Godfrey Drake, Assistant Coach

Godfrey Drake, Assistant Coach

Coach Drake returns for his fourth campaign with the Gators. An outstanding player in his own right, Coach Drake played at the University of Southern Mississippi under Coach James Green, where he served as a defensive specialist before playing overseas in an Irish Pro League and he played in several pro-am circuits in Texas before the end of his playing career.

As a coach he will oversee the fitness and conditioning program and he will bring the defensive tactics from Southern Miss that was one of the stingiest defensive units in the country from 2000-2005 under James Green.

Roderick Mabry, Assistant Coach

Roderick Mabry, Assistant Coach

Coach Mabry continues to assist Coach Malroy in his eighth season as an assistant basketball coach. A former player at Everett CC, Mabry is well versed in the NWAACC basketball scene. His duties will include player development as well as coordinating the scouting efforts for the Gator men's program.

Ryan Blassingame, Assistant Coach

Coach Blassingame continues to assist Coach Malroy in his ninth season as an assistant basketball coach. A former player at Green River CC, Blassingame is well versed in the NWAACC basketball scene. His duties will include post player development as well as coordinating the recruiting efforts for the Gator basketball program.

Don "Mac" McLellan, Assistant Coach

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2011-2012 Season

Fri Nov 25 Skagit Valley 1-0 Mt Vernon W  74-65 C. Plooy - 24
Sat Nov 26 Walla Walla 1-1 Mt Vernon L  61-90 C. Plooy - 18
Sun Nov 27

Wenatchee Valley

2-1 Mt Vernon W  78-68 J. Lanier - 13
Fri Dec 2 North Idaho College 2-2 Spokane L  70-83 C. Plooy - 18
Sat Dec 3 Salish Kootenai 3-2 Spokane W  92-67 C. Plooy - 22
B. Graybeal - 22
Sun Dec 4 Treasure Valley 4-2 Spokane W  82-72 B. Graybeal - 18
D. Eilertson - 18
Tue Dec 13 NW Indian


Green River W  89-62 D. Eilertson - 22
Fri Dec 16 Walla Walla 5-3 Seattle L  66-81 A. Penney - 18
Sat Dec 17 Umpqua 6-3 Seattle W  83-73 C. Plooy - 25
Sun Dec 18 Yakima 6-4 Seattle L  81-83 D. Eilertson - 19
Wed Dec 21 North Seattle


Green River L  63-85 D. Eilertson - 24

Western Region 

Wed Jan 4 at Highline 0-1, 6-6 Des Moines L  48-59 B. Graybeal - 12
Sat Jan 7 Centralia 1-1, 7-6  Green River W  54-40 D. Willis - 16
Mon Jan 9 South Puget Sound 2-1, 8-6 Green River W  85-82 D. Eilertson - 32
Wed Jan 11 at Clark 2-2, 8-7 Vancouver L  65-73 C. Plooy - 17
Mon Jan 23 at Lower Columbia 2-3, 8-8 Longview L  57-65 D. Aliifua - 13
Wed Jan 25 Grays Harbor 3-3, 9-8 Green River W  76-46 K. McCrossin - 14
Sat Jan 28 at Tacoma 3-4, 9-9 Tacoma L  72-86 D. Willis - 18
Mon Jan 30 Pierce 3-5, 9-10 Green River L  61-64 OT C. Plooy - 20
Wed Feb 1 Highline 4-5, 10-10 Green River W  90-77 D. Willis - 20
Sat Feb 4 at Centralia 4-6, 10-11 Centralia L  62-67 D. Eilertson - 14
Wed Feb 8 at South Puget Sound 4-7, 10-12 Olympia L  66-67 OT C. Plooy - 20
Sat Feb 11 Clark 4-8, 10-13 Green River L  87-95 D. Willis - 22
Wed Feb 15 Lower Columbia 5-8, 11-13 Green River W  64-61 K. McCrossin - 17
Sat Feb 18 at Pierce 6-8, 12-13 Lakewood W 63-55 OT D. Willis - 14
Wed Feb 22 at Grays Harbor 7-8, 13-13 Aberdeen W  67-51 K. McCrossin - 18
Sat Feb 25 Tacoma 7-9, 13-14 Green River L  78-81 D. Eilertson - 22
Note: Bold text indicates home game.