Having trouble receiving FOX 17? Click here:

New Head Coach Leads Mustangs to 7-1 Start

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Northpointe Christian head coach Justin Yoder played basketball at Cornerstone from 2008-2012 and is now taking those experiences with him in his first year as head coach of the girls varsity basketball team.


"As soon as I was done with Cornerstone playing, I knew I wasn`t good enough to get to the next level so I wanted to become a coach and it`s very, very rewarding, " Coach Yoder added. "I think they know that I`ve been around the game for a while and I`ve had success winning so when I try something different or try a new play they`re always trusting me and I really appreciate that."

And the plays he is incorporating are working. The Mustangs are off to a 7-1 start, 2-0 in the OK Silver.

The team is hoping they have a chance at the conference title.

"That was one of our goals but our main goals is to just get better each and every day," Coach Yoder said. "We can`t look too far ahead. We take it one day at a time, one practice at a time, one quarter at a time and then go from there."

Junior Baylie Vandyke said the team has been focused on and off the court. "If we keep on doing what we`re doing, playing as a team, doing what we`re doing in practice, working hard, just staying focused, I think we`re gonna do great."

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.