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LC coaching legend De Haan selected to WSGBCA Hall of Fame

Lynden Christian coach Cur De Haan celebrates after the Lyncs beat in the 2014 Class 1A State Championshipg Game at the Yakima Valley SunDome.
Lynden Christian coach Cur De Haan celebrates after the Lyncs beat in the 2014 Class 1A State Championshipg Game at the Yakima Valley SunDome. The Bellingham Herald

Former Lynden Christian girls’ basketball coach Curt De Haan has been selected for enshrinement as part of the inaugural class to enter the Washington State Girls’ Basketball Coaches’ Association Hall of Fame, according to a release on Tuesday, Feb. 17.

The induction ceremony will be held March 18 in the Schirmer Auditorium at King’s High School in Shoreline.

De Haan, who is still the athletic director at LC, led the Lyncs for 34 years, before retiring from coaching following the 2013-14 season. He led the program to a state record 772 wins, two undefeated seasons, eight state titles and 31 state tournament appearances.

Joining De Haan as part of the inaugural class will be Battle Ground and Prairie’s Al Aldridge, Mead and Mount Spokane’s Jeanne Helfer, Seattle Lakeside’s Sandy Schneider, Shadle Park’s Linda Sheridan, Sunnyside Christian’s Al Smeenk and Everett’s Delores Sutherland.

The Bellingham Herald

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