Apr 22nd, 2005 @ 9:51 am | Author: Vikings Sports News
VALLEY CITY—VCSU men’s basketball coach Adam DeHaan announced his resignation today. DeHaan has accepted a position with Ducks Unlimited as the Regional Director for eastern Nebraska. Duties and responsibilities encompass the management of grassroots fundraising within the region.
ìI have many ambitions and interests. The time is right to begin a new chapter in our family’s life. I will miss the collegiate atmosphere, but am excited about the prospects of the future,î DeHaan stated. ìI have declined other opportunities this spring. College basketball and this team remain very dear to my heart. However, this job is an incredible opportunity to get back to my roots in biology and conservation.î
During this past season, DeHaan’s Vikings had the best start in school history (4-0), posted the first .500 or better season in 18 years (14-14), led the DAC-10 in FT percentage (78.5%?), and saw DAC-10 all-conference senior Tyrone Terry sign a professional contract with the Des Moines Heat.
Doug Peters, VCSU Athletic Director commented on DeHaan’s departure. ìI am excited for Coach DeHaan and his family. It is an opportunity he can’t pass up. Adam did an excellent job at VCSU and I am personally sorry to see him go. He is the type of dedicated, passionate person that exemplifies Viking Athletics.î
Valley City State University will begin a national search and fill the position as soon as possible.