Rob Visser

Rob  Visser

In 19th year as assistant at WWU ... 2011 inductee into WWU Athletics Hall of Fame ... Head coach at Lynden High School from 1992-95, directing Lions to three straight district playoffs and one trip to Class A state tournament ... Also assistant on two Lion squads that won state titles ... In 34th year as part-owner of Price & Visser Millwork, Inc. ... Played on Amateur Athletic Union teams for six years, winning national title as member of Brewster Heights Packing and placing fifth nationally as member of Whatcom Fircrests ... Selected by Senior Men's AAU Board as its traditional recommendation for the U.S. Olympic tryouts ... Had NBA tryout with Portland Trailblazers and played professionally three years in Holland, competing in FIBA World Cup in 1977, and member of Holland's national team that placed 13th at World University Games in 1978 ... Earned bachelor's degree in technology education at Western in 1976 ... Played three years for Vikings, being named to school's All-Century (1899-1999) team ... Honorable mention Converse All-American and NAIA District 1 and Evergreen Conference all-star as senior, averaging 17.4 points and 11.6 rebounds as last Western player to average a double-double ... Rebound average was second-highest figure in school history ... Ranks second among Western career leaders in blocked shots (168), third in rebounds (725), and 15th in points (1,024) ... Also attended Grays Harbor CC where he played one year ... Graduate of Lynden High, helping Lions to state tourney as senior ... Also played two years at Bellingham High School ... 58 years old ... He and wife, Debrah, have six children.


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