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Rampage will call Marysville home
The American Basketball Association announced that it has added a second team in the Pacific Northwest with the addition of the Washington Rampage in Snohomish County.
"It has taken us awhile to develop the Pacific Northwest," stated Joe Newman, ABA CEO. "It is a pleasure to add our second team there to complement Don Sim's great Seattle Mountaineers team. Scheduling has been a difficulty; this will certainly help."
The team will be owned by Kinshasa Martin, a sergeant in the U.S. Army who also attends Everett Community College. He is pursuing a degree in Business Management and Marketing after completing a tour in Iraq. "Having a team in the ABA has been a goal of mine," added Sgt. Martin. "I appreciate the opportunity and hope to make a great impact in the league and Snohomish County."
The Washington Rampage is going to play their season in Marysville.
The Washington Rampage would like to welcome aboard to the franchise new head coach, Chuck Fraine. Former player and multi sport athlete at Edmonds-Woodway High School, Fraine is excited to lead the Rampage into their first season. Coach Fraine played his collegiate basketball career under Jimmy Roffler at Lower Columbia College. He has traveled around the globe pursuing his basketball dreams, including a tenure in Australia.
He has coached at all levels from middle school to high school as well as pro-am. Coach Fraine takes pride in defense and expects his team to do the same. This season, his first at this level, is definitely a challenge he is looking forward to, "I am anticipating a very productive season but it will only be obtained through hard work." A young but knowledgeable coach, Fraine is sure to have a long and successful career.
The Washington Rampage inaugural basketball season is set to kickoff Nov. 12, at 7 p.m., with a I-5 rivalry showdown against the Seattle Mountaineers.
For more information on dates, venue, and times, please contact Kinshasa Martin at 206-766-0898, email WashigtonRampagebasketball@yahoo.com, or check out their website www.WashingtonRampage.com. You can also find them on Facebook. For information on the league, please visit www.abalive.com.