Shantay Legans departs EWU for University of Portland

Four years of success in Cheney earns hoops coach promotion to Pilots' job


Last updated 3/26/2021 at 10:47am

After 12 years at Eastern, the last four as head coach, Shantay Legans departs for a new job at West Coast Conference University of Portland. Legans' teams played in three Big Sky Conference tournament championships, winning the most recent. His 2019-20 team won the league title but COVID-19 cancelled postseason play.

CHENEY - Eastern Washington's ever-improving basketball program has launched another coach out of Cheney.

Fresh from guiding his team to only the program's third berth in the NCAA Tournament, losing 93-84 to one of the legends in the sport, Kansas, Shantay Legans will next take over the University of Portland Pilots of the West Coast Conference.

At Eastern, Legans was a very impressive 75-49 (.605) overall and 53-20 in the Big Sky Conference (.726). Legans' .726 conference winning percentage is the best in the Big Sky in the last 30 years and second best all-time among coaches with at least...

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