STAFF MEMBERS

Ryan Kirch

Position: Varsity Head Coach
Email: rkirch@hotmail.com

Coach Kirch enters his 7th year as head coach at McNary and his 17th year overall (Crescent Valley HS 2001-2003, Moutain View HS 2004-2006, Stayton HS 2008-2011).  He has led the Celtics to the playoffs each of the past four seasons, and has advanced to the second round of the playoffs three straight years.  The Celtics’ 61 wins over the past three seasons are fourth most in 6A.  In his tenure at McNary, Coach Kirch has worked with 10 all league players, 2 Player of the Year (Tregg Peterson ’15, Harry Cavell ’16), and the Defensive Player of the Year (Mathew Ismay ’15, ’16, ’17). McNary has led the state in GPA the past four seasons and all 23 graduating seniors, during Kirch’s time at McNary, have enrolled in college following graduation.  Kirch hopes this year’s team will continue the McNary culture of playing tough, unselfish basketball and competing at the highest level.  


Kirch graduated from Crescent Valley High School in 1996, where he was two-time all-league player and helped lead his team to a league championship.   He played collegiately at Linn-Benton Community College.  Coach Kirch is passionate about health and nutrition, enjoys spending time with his family and friends, and loves to travel and get outdoors.

Bill Ismay

Position: Freshmen Assistant Coach
Email: NA
Coach Ismay played basketball and baseball at Sabino High School in Tucson. He played baseball at Yavapai College and the University of San Diego, and coached at Madison High School in San Diego for 5 years. This is his 1st year with the McNary Basketball program.

Jordan Graneto

Position: JV Head Coach & Varsity Assistant Coach
Email: graneto_jordan@salkeiz.k12.or.us

Coach Graneto enters his 2nd year on the McNaryHigh School coaching staff, and his 7th year coaching high school basketball.Coach Graneto will serve as the JV coach and varsity assistant for the upcomingseason.  

Graneto graduated from McNary High School in2009 where he was the starting point guard on back to back CVC championshipteams (2008 and 2009).Graneto later went on to earn a basketball scholarship toCorban University where he played for two years (2009-2011). Graneto has servedas a varsity assistant at Sprague High School (2012-2013), JV Coach at NorthSalem High School(2013), and Head Boys Basketball Coach at North Salem HighSchool(2014-2016). In his free time Coach Graneto enjoys going to the movies,hanging out with friends, and watching college basketball.

Marc McAvoy

Position: Freshmen Head Coach
Email: mcavoy_marc@salkeiz.k12.or.us

Coach McAvoy started coaching basketball in 1980 and has missed very few seasons since then. He has coached at all levels including stints with KYBA and SKY ball, Upward, Middle school, High school (McKay, West Salem, and two years at McNary), college (University of Multnomah for 2 years when they took 7th in the nation both years) and 4 years in Europe. 

Basketball has taken him to 11 countries on three different continents where he has played and coached for a number of organizations.

As a player, Marc started four years of high school varsity basketball under the tutelage of Texas Hall of Fame coach John Paul Fultz in Dallas, Texas. There he won All-League honors all 4 years. He then went on to play at the collegiate level at Multnomah University voted All-League three years straight and winning league twice. He finished his college career at Warner Pacific College. After college he took advantage of the opportunity to play and coach professionally in Europe.

He has taught P.E., Health, and French and coached Basketball and Tennis in the Salem/Keizer school district for 24 years and is currently the Behavior Specialist at Claggett Creek Middle School.

He has a wife, Susie, and three kids who are now in their 20’s, Nick, Lucy, and Tim.  His hobbies include, traveling, rafting, swimming, and spending time with his family.

Ryan "Q"

Position: Director of Basketball Operations
Email: NA

Coach Soderquist, nicknamed "Q", has been a sports lover all his life. Is currently in his second season as director of basketball operations. He is currently a student at Corban University studying Exercise Science and hopes to be a Varsity Coach for a high school team in the future. He has experience working as a manager, for 7 years, at Mountain View High School in Bend, Oregon. He loves to play basketball, and tennis. His favorite team is the San Antonio Spurs, and he loves watching Roger Federer. He loves to read mystery novels, particularly Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot. His favorite movie is the Thief and the Cobbler. He is thankful for the chance to be a part of the Mcnary boys basketball squad and hopes to help the boys be successful this season.

Jake Fineran

Position: JV Assistant Coach
Email: NA

Coach Fineran is entering his first year on theMcNary High School Coaching staff. He graduate from West Salem High School in2011. He is currently earning a Masters degree in teaching through WesternOregon University. In his free time Coach Fineran enjoys camping, hiking andwatching basketball. He is excited about the opportunity to help developstudents into better basketball plays and better individuals.

Kirt McCallister

Position: JV Assistant Coach
Email: NA

Matt Murphy

Position: JV Assistant Coach
Email: NA

Wally Wing

Position: Program Assistant
Email: NA