1976 Boys Basketball Team, 2016 inductee to the "Wall of Fame" in the Koplitz Fieldhouse, was guided by head coach Don Koplitz and assistant Dick McGovern. The Indians finished the season with a 27-1 record and placed 3rd in the state A basketball tournament at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma. It also won the Far West League championship and the Southwest Washington District championship.
Returning four starters from a team that won the Far West League and placed 7th at state in 1975, the Indians figured to be tough to beat. While getting contributions from the entirety of the squad, Brent Koplitz, Chuck Getchell, Dan Lee, Robbin Rhoades, Tim Taylor provided consistent, excellent play. Tight wins early in the season over Naselle, Montesano and Willapa Valley propelled the Tribe to enter into the Seaside Holiday Tournament rolling, and they won the tournament handily. Two wins over rival Raymond and a key late season victory at Ilwaco allowed the Indians finished the league slate and regular season unbeaten.
Entering district tournament play, the Tribe defeated North Mason, Castle Rock, and Orting, before beating Woodland 56-46 to capture their first district title since 1956. At the state tournament, South Bend beat Cashmere 54-43 and defeated Lynden 57-44 before falling to Royal 43-42, ending the unbeaten run. The Tribe then beat Lake Roosevelt 66-64 to cop the 3rd place trophy.
Players on the 1976 team were: Jim Anderson, Brian Ashley, Keith Brown, Stuart Corcoran, Chuck Getchell, Brent Koplitz, Dan Lee, Mick Pine, Robbin Rhoades, Larry Spoor, Tim Taylor.