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Alumni Multiple State Championship Winning Coaches

April 27, 2007

Three Dordt College alumni recently won state championships in high school boy’s basketball in their respective states. And it’s not the first time they’ve accomplished that feat.

Jim Eekhoff, a 1972 graduate of Dordt College, won his fourth state championship as head coach at Western Christian High School in Hull, Iowa when the Wolfpack defeated Mid Prairie of Wellman 67-62 in the 2007 Iowa Class 2A state title game. Eekhoff, a native of Kanawha, Iowa, also won championships in 1985, 1991, and 1996.

Greg Haagsma, a 1991 graduate of Dordt College, also won his fourth state championship as head coach at Valley Christian High School in Chandler, Arizona when the Trojans defeated Tucson Desert Christian High School 63-38 in the 2007 Arizona Class 2A state title game. Haagsma, who is originally from Pella, Iowa, also won championships in 2002, 2003, and 2006.

Dean Wagenaar, a 1989 graduate of Dordt College, won his third state championship as head coach at Sunnyside Christian High School in Sunnyside, Washington when the Knights defeated Marysville Tulalip Heritage High School 58-40 in the 2007 Washington Class 1B state championship game. Wagenaar, originally from Ritter, Iowa, also won championships in 2002 and 2005.

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