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With a 30-2 men's team trying to defend its national title, and a 28-3 women's team also headed to the Elite Eight, Western Washington is enjoying remarkable basketball success.
Women meet CSUMB at 5 p.m. and men face CSUSB at 7:30 p.m.
Vikings place second nationally in women's rowing
In second season as head men's basketball coach at Western ... Nominee for Clarence "Big House" Gaines national DII Coach of the Year and Great Northwest Athletic Association co-Coach of the Year in 2012-13 ... Directed Vikings to 31-3 record, winning percentage of 91.2 being school record and win total tying WWU standard; league title, 17-1 record being best in GNAC history; West Regional championship and national semifinals ... Replaced Brad Jackson who resigned after 27 seasons to take assistant coach position at University of Washington ... Associate head coach for two seasons and assistant 17 years overall at WWU ... During that stretch, Vikings posted 317-165 (.658) record, made six regional appearances and won five conference championships ... WWU took NCAA II national crown in 2012 and reached national semifinals in 2001 ... As assistant was responsible for scheduling, scouting, budgeting, and played major role in recruiting classes of 12 seasons from 2001 to 2012 ... Those teams had combined winning percentage of .711 (246-100) ... Last 16 summers has coordinated WWU Basketball Camp, one of northwest's largest with alumni dotting rosters of numerous colleges and universities as well as professional teams ... Director of Parberry Strength Center for six years... Earned bachelor's degree in communications from WWU in 1994 ... Completed Masters of Business Administration degree from Concordia University (Wisconsin) in 1998 ... Graduate of Cascade High School in Everett ... Multi-sport athlete for Bruins, lettering two seasons in basketball ... 41 years old... He and wife, Kristi (formerly Clark), have two daughters, Emilia 14 and Madison 11; and son Dane 8.
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