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"It is with great excitement that I accepted the position here at Knox High School.  I feel the future is bright for the girls program.  We as a staff promise to do our very best to ensure that the girls play with class and a great deal of effort at all times. We will model ourselves as a program that not only the school, but the entire community can be proud of."

Varsity Head Coach:  Dan Huizenga. In starting my second season at Knox we are looking for great improvement.  While our record last season was not what we had hoped for, we are greatly looking foreward to this season.  Prior to comming here last year, I had spent the past six seasons as the Varsity Girls’ coach at South Central High School, having attained an 81-54 record.  We advanced to the Semi-State in 2005, falling to the two-time defending state champion Tri-Central, by the score of 52-50.  We spent much of the 2005-06 season ranked #1 and finished the year ranked #2 in the state.  The four years prior to that, I served as the Junior Varsity Coach at John Glenn High School.

                                     

In addition to accepting the coaching position this season, I am also teaching business classes. 

Varsity Assistant:  Cameron Gilbert.  Coach Gilbert has been involved in basketball at multiple levels and for many years. From founding the Starke County Youth Basketball Program to coaching youth teams in Louisiana and Indiana, he has been active in the basketball community for years. He has conducted numerous skill clinics and has coached travel basketball teams for the past four years.

Coach Gilbert has coached girls basketball for a total of six years including coaching in the Knox Community Schools program for the past four years. Since joining the Knox program, he has coached Knox middle school and junior varsity teams. During that time period, his teams have won approximately 77% of their games and three Northern State Conference championships. Most recently, Coach Gilbert’s 2007-08 junior varsity team won the Northern State Conference with a record of 13-4 including a conference record of 6-1. Additionally, Coach Gilbert was the assistant varsity head coach for the 2007-08 Lady Redskins and served as the team’s head coach for the 2008 summer season.

Coach Gilbert is married and has two children. His wife, Julie Gilbert, teaches second grade for the Knox Elementary School and both children attend Knox Community Schools. He and his family have resided in Knox for the past seven years. Coach Gilbert has a Ph.D. in psychology and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in geropsycholgy in Houston, Texas. He is the President and CEO of Physicians Hospital System which owns and operates multiple facilities in northern Indiana.

Junior Varsity Coach:  Brian Earnest.    Brian, a 30-year-old graduate of Oregon-Davis High School and Indiana University, is a life-long resident of Hamlet.  He resides there with his wife, Kassandra, and their daughter Alexus.  He is employed by Hamlet Golf Course as the Course Manager.

 

Brian has spent the last 11 years coaching both girls and boys basketball.  He began his coaching career at Oregon-Davis, where he coached both Girls’ and Boys’ Junior High for three seasons.  He spent the next seven seasons at Westville High School where he coached Boys’ Junior High for six seasons, Girls’ Junior High for two seasons, Freshmen boys for 5 seasons, and was the Boys’ Varsity Assistant for 5 seasons.

 

“I am very excited about the opportunity to coach at Knox.  I believe Coach Huizenga with the help of his assembled staff can bring back the tradition of Lady Redskins Basketball.”

8th Grade Head Coach:  Larry Mullins.  I have coached at numerous levels in the Knox school system. From asst. head girls coach on the varsity to head coach in the jr. high girls at both the 7th and 8th grades. My 2003 8th grade team finished 17-2 and won the NSC championship with a perfect 7-0 record along with 3 tourney titles.   This past season the girls finished with a 12-6 mark and were NSC co-champions.

I have coached in the Knox community for around 30 years and I am excited about coach Huizenga being our new head girls coach and getting our program back to where it should be in the upcoming basketball season!!

I have been married for 23 years and my wife Wanda and I have two lovely daughters. Lindsay is 22 and married to Bo Boyd and I now have a grandson Xavier who is a year old. My other daughter Amanda "MOO" Mullins is a 2009 graduate of Knox High School.

I am very excited to be on coach Huizengas staff and I can't wait to get started in the upcoming season.

 

6th Grade Head Coach: Sidney Bollier.  I am originally from Harlan, Indiana and went to Woodlan H.S. I played basketball at Grace College for three years and my senior year I was a student-assistant coach and the team's conditioning coach. I was hired at Knox in the fall of 2004 to teach 9-12th Physical Education. My first year at Knox, I was the 7th grade girl's basketball coach and the JV assistant coach. In 2005, I was promoted to the Head Varsity Girl's basketball coach and coached at the varsity level for the past three seasons. This year I will be coaching the 6th grade girl's basketball team, and I am so excited.