Jerry Petty takes over boys basketball

Cleveland has hired Jerry Petty as the new Head Boys Basketball Coach.

Petty was an All-City and All-State basketball player at Garfield. In 1998, he led Garfield to a 4A State Championship and was the Tournament MVP. He competed in college basketball at Northern Idaho Community College and the University of Nevada. After graduating, Petty returned to Seattle and led programs at Rainier Vista, Renton Boys and Girls Club and was involved in AAU basketball. He was also the President of APLUS Youth Programs from 2010-2012 and currently works for Seattle Public Schools.

“Jerry will bring positive energy, enthusiasm, knowledge and high standards into our boys basketball program,” said Athletic Director Annette Duvall. “He will be a tremendous role model for our young men and contribute to the overall strength of our coaching staff.”

Petty replaces Barry Jones who coached the Eagles for two years.