Bazaldua

Granger boys basketball coach Miguel Bazaldua talks to his team during a game during the 2012-13 season. (Photo courtesy Granger School District) (Not For Sale)

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Former Granger High School boys basketball coach Miguel Bazaldua has been tapped to turn around the Eisenhower boys program, the district announced Monday.

Bazaldua spent eight seasons at Granger and guided the Spartans to Class 1A state tournament berths at the SunDome in each of his first six seasons. Granger captured a third-place trophy at state in 2011 after finishing seventh the year before.

He compiled a 120-55 (68.6 winning percentage) record with the Spartans and was the SCAC West coach of the year in 2010. His contract was not renewed following the 2014-15 season.

Bazaldua coached the Riverside Christian School junior high team last year.

He will be the fifth coach in the seven seasons since Hall of Famer Pat Fitterer stepped down following the 2010 campaign.

The Cadets haven’t won more than six games in the six seasons since Fitterer’s departure, finishing without a conference win three times.

Jamar Williams resigned from the position earlier this summer after one season.