Bill Harmsen

Head Coach

Phone: 712-722-6318


Bill Harmsen will guide the Dordt Defender women’s program beginning in 2018-19 after serving several years at Western Christian High School (Iowa).

While at Western Christian Coach Harmsen guided both the girls and boys basketball teams to state titles. Harmsen was the girls coach from 2012-16 and the boys head coach for two seasons from 2016-18.  His 2012, 2013 and 2014 girls teams won state titles and the boys team he guided in 2017 won a state title.

In his time at Western Harmsen also taught Bible classes and served as an assistant boys basketball coach, Assistant to the Principal and Activities Director. He served at Western from 2001-2018.

Harmsen also taught, coached and was athletic director at Dakota Christian High School and served as an assistant men’s basketball coach at the University of Sioux Falls and was the head girls basketball coach at Sioux Falls Christian.


I feel coaching athletes is a way to get to know individuals on a personal level. To see student athletes at their highest of highs and lowest of lows. This is where spiritual and emotional mentoring can take place. It is my goal every woman that is a part of the Dordt college women’s program will be equipped with the spiritual, social and emotional skills to prosper in the workplace as well as establish homes built on Jesus Christ.


B. A. in Health, Physical Education

M. A. in Educational Leadership



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