Auburn High School Trojans
711 East Main Street
Auburn, WA 98002
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Position: Assistant Varsity

Prior to Hansen becoming the head coach at Auburn, Coach Callero was the varsity coach at Auburn High School for three seasons from 1999-2002. He left for a position at Seattle University coaching men's basketball under his brother Joe. Prior to coming to Auburn, Callero was the head varsity coach at Kelso, Kittitas and Dayton High Schools. He began his coaching career 25 years ago in 1992 as the C Team coach at Ellensburg High School. He played his basketball at Enumclaw High, Green River CC and Central Washington University. He is the co-founder and director of the Auburn Basketball Academy and the Auburn Select League. He teaches Language Arts at Auburn High. His wife, Nikki, teaches third grade at Ilalko Elementary. They have three sons: Josh (Auburn class of 2014) attends Central Washington; Max (Auburn class of 2016) attends Washington State and Trey (Auburn class of 2020) is currently playing on the C Team.

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Coach Hansen is entering his 14th season as coach of the Auburn Trojans.  During his time here, the Trojans have been to 12 post seasons, 5 state tournaments, won 4 league championships, and have had several players move on to play collegiately.  Coach Hansen has earned SPSL Coach of the Year 3 times, as well as Tacoma News Tribune Coach of the Year in 2004.  Coach is a 1996 graduate of Cascade High School in Leavenworth.  Coach Hansen was the state’s all-time leading scorer in basketball from 1992-1996, scoring a total of 2,411 points during his high school career.  Coach was the state A player of the year his junior and senior years, averaging 33 and 34 points respectively.  Coach also played football and baseball while in high school.  He then went on to play college basketball at Walla Walla Community College, where he was honored with all-league his freshmen and sophomore seasons.  He was NWAACC player of the year his sophomore year, averaging more than 30 points per game and still holds many records at WWCC.  After his time at WWCC, coach transferred to Eastern Washington University.  Coach was a two year starter at EWU and was selected as a Big-Sky all-conference player his senior year.  EWU also won the Big Sky Conference regular season championship that season.  Coach Hansen appeared on ESPN’s Sportscenter when he hit a game winning half-court shot at Idaho State University, in which won College Basketball Play of the Year.  Coach Hansen teaches Physical Education at Auburn High School.  Coach and his wife Jessica have four children, Kaden (12), Carter (9), Avery (7), and Kobe (5).  They reside in Auburn.

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Position: Assistant Varsity

Coach Way joined the basketball staff in 2007.  He brings a vast knowledge of the game and has helped elevate our program to its present status.  Coach Way graduated from Highland High School in Craigmont, Idaho in 1997.  He then went on to Walla Walla Community College, where he and Coach Hansen were teammates for one season.  After Walla Walla, Coach Way earned a scholarship to play at Lewis Clark State College in Lewiston Idaho.  While playing for the Warriors, Coach Way was voted to the NAIA Academic All American team along with winning a conference title and a trip to the NAIA National Tournament. Along with his Auburn High duties coach Way is presently the varsity boys coach at Olympic Middle School.  He’s been at the helm since 2005 preparing his players to play at the high school level. He currently teaches Physical Education at Olympic along with coaching basketball and track.  Coach Way and his wife Lacey have 3 children, Cooper (9), Max (7), and Kinley (5).  They reside in Auburn. 

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Position: Manager

This is Bobby’s 17th year being manager of the Auburn High School Varsity team. Bobby was born on July 21, 1943 in Omaha, Nebraska. He is the youngest of seven children. He has two surviving sisters and the others have passed on. He loves bowling, going to movies, and eating dinner out with friends. His favorite basketball team is Auburn High Varsity and is favorite restaurant is Mom’s Teriyaki. We are fortunate to have Bobby back as our manager. He is our biggest fan and is going for an unprecedented 14th consecutive manager of the year award. Special Note: During Vogel's tenure as team manager in 2000-2002 Manager of the Year was not awarded. The head coach at the time had given Bobby the title of "Assistant to the Head Coach".