Head Coach: Bill Brandsma
Coach Bill Brandsma graduated from Harding University in Arkansas. During college, he participated in intercollegiate golf and was the Intramural Athlete of the Year his senior year. He firmly believes that God wired him to be a coach because of his passion for influencing the lives of teenagers and has a strong love for the game of basketball.
Bill is entering his third season as LuHi’s Head Boys Basketball Coach, after spending 13 years as an assistant basketball coach at Chaparral High School in Parker. His wife Tarrah and three children, Teagan,
Total Years Coaching: 19
Years as Head Coach: 6
2019-2020 Season Success:
Head Coach: Mark Duitsman
Coach Mark Duitsman graduated from Concordia University, Nebraska, where he played college basketball for four years. He was captain for the 2003 Conference Tournament Championship Team which also qualified for the Elite 8 in the National Tournament. With more than 250 wins at Lutheran, Mark has twice been named the Colorado Girls Basketball Coach of the Year and has also been inducted into the Metro League Hall of Fame.
He chose to pursue a career in coaching because of his love for basketball as well as the strong influence that other coaches have had on his life. Mark and his wife, Abbie, have five children, Lillian, Jackson, Cooper, Emerson, and Charlotte.
Mark’s wife Abbie, daughter Lillian, and sons Jackson and Cooper are strong supporters of the whole LuHi community.
Total Years Coaching: 17
Years as Head Coach: 15
Head Coach: Patrick Stiles
Coach Patrick Stiles started wrestling when he was 5 and never looked back. While he was in the Army, he participated in regional and national wrestling competitions. Then, he went on to wrestle at Western Colorado University in Gunnison. During college, he began coaching high school and middle school teams. He's been coaching ever since.
Now, he is excited to build the LuHi Wrestling Program from the ground up. Building a strong, positive culture is his goal. “It’s not just about the sport, but also the life lessons you can learn from the sport. I want to see kids get excited about coming out for wrestling because of the bonds that form and not just want to be the best wrestler in the state.” He looks forward to teaching student athletes the value of hard work and putting in the extra effort.
Total Years Coaching: 11
Years as Head Coach: 1
“LuHi is awesome! A perfect balance of Christ-centered environment, strong academics, and dominating sports teams.” - Cole Williams, Class of 2018