Brian Van Haaften

Head Coach


Was named the head coach of the Dordt College men’s basketball program in March, 2018. Served as head men’s basketball coach at Buena Vista University (Iowa) from 1996-2017 and had a career record of 414-188 with a career winning percentage of .687.  Van Haaften compiled six 20-win seasons in a row from 2000-2005 and his teams won five straight Iowa Conference Tournaments from 2001-2006.  His Buena Vista teams claimed nine regular season conference titles and were runners-up six times. Coached teams to nine NCAA Division III National Tournament appearances and Buena Vista qualified for the Sweet 16 round in three of those tournaments.  Prior to coaching at Buena Vista Van Haaften taught, coached basketball and coached baseball at Storm Lake St. Mary’s High School (Iowa)


B. A. Education-Northwestern College (Iowa)

M. A. Educational Administration-Drake University (Iowa)