Lynden Christian Girl’s Basketball Head Coach Curt DeHaan announced his retirement from coaching. He will continue in his job as athletic director and high school teacher. Curt says, “It has been an honor to coach at Lynden Christian for so many years with tremendous community support. I’ve been very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with quality student/athletes and great assistant coaches.”
Curt DeHaan has been coaching basketball for 38 years. He began teaching at Lynden Christian High School in 1975, after graduating from Washington State University. He started coaching in 1976 as the JV girls basketball coach and became head coach in 1980.
At the varsity level, his teams combined record is 772-149, the most wins for a high school girls varsity basketball coach in Washington State. In Curt’s 34 years as head coach his teams have made 31 state appearances, 23 state semifinals, 13 state finals and have won eight state championships. He was also the runner-up for the Seattle Times Girl’s Basketball Coach of the Century in 2000 and was elected to the WIAA Hall Of Fame in 2009. Curt has never had a losing season and he has won 20 or more games in 30 seasons with undefeated teams in 1996 & 2008.