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Lynden Christian’s Grycel honored as NFHS Coach of the Year

Lynden Christian coach Kim Grycel talks to her team during a timeout in Oct. 2013. She was selected the NFHS Coaches Association Coach of the Year for Washington state.
Lynden Christian coach Kim Grycel talks to her team during a timeout in Oct. 2013. She was selected the NFHS Coaches Association Coach of the Year for Washington state. The Bellingham Herald

Lynden Christian volleyball coach Kim Grycel has been selected the state of Washington’s 2016 Coach of the Year by the National Federation of State High Schools Coaches Association.

“Coach Grycel’s contributions on behalf of the LCHS athletes are deserving of our appreciation, as well as her commitment to representing the mission of Lynden Christian Schools,” Lyncs athletic director Brenda Terpstra wrote in an email announcing the award. “Congratulations Coach Grycel on receiving this honor!”

Grycel, who also teaches math and serves as the assistant athletic director at the school, guided LC to a Northwest Conference title last fall and a 20-1 record overall. The two-time defending Class 1A state champion Lyncs advanced to the state tournament for a 20th consecutive season under Grycel and returned to the title match for a third straight year before falling in four games to Nine Mile Falls Lakeside.

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