The Crusader women’s basketball team scored a major victory this week before the season even begins.
Northwest Nazarene announced the hiring of Steve Steele as the new head women’s basketball coach.
Steele, who spent the last five years as a top assistant in the NCAA Division II West Region, including the last three years at GNAC rival Seattle Pacific. “I’m excited to work at NNU, there’s a lot of great people and talent here,” Said Steve Steele. He was also a top assistant at Concordia Irvine, his alma mater, for two season prior to his time at SPU.
Prior to his five years experience as a top collegiate assistant, he spent 12 seasons as a top assistant at California powerhouse Brea Olinda High School where his team won the 2009 National Championship and had a combined record of 360-49.
Steele takes over for former head coach Brian Holsinger who resigned last month to pursue a coaching position in the Pac 12.