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Season 3, Episode 6 | Feb. 13, 2019

John Van Dyke, Director of Athletics
Oregon Tech

Prior to joining Oregon Tech, Van Dyke served as Men's Basketball head coach at Northwest University from 2000 to December 2017; and as assistant athletic director since 2001 through last month. Van Dyke was responsible for evaluating player talent, recruitment and retention of student athletes, and management of a 15-person staff plus all coaches.

Van Dyke also led promotion of athletics and communication to key stakeholders, including coaches, students, faculty, staff, donors, alumni, and parents; and ensured that program staff and coaches were well versed in National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and Cascade Collegiate Conference (CCC) rules and regulations.

Van Dyke was also responsible for operational aspects including equipment and uniforms, practice and game schedules, and travel coordination. Additionally, he developed and managed the annual basketball and many other team budgets, directed game day operations, maintained gymnasium facilities in all aspects, and handled comprehensive administrative responsibilities. 

Van Dyke has been a participant in several NAIA National Tournaments during his time at Northwest University, and is a member of both the NAIA and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. He has won several awards from the CCC, including Coach of Character (201314), Men's Basketball Coach of the Year (2012), and Team Champions of Character (2009). Van Dyke also established and directed annual coaching clinics to engage and educate local high school and junior high school coaches.

 Van Dyke has a Master of Sports Science from United States Sports Academy, a Teacher Certification Post-Baccalaureate Studies in Physical Education and Health Endorsement (K-12) from Seattle Pacific University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Sport & Exercise Science from Western Washington University. 

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