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Brent Deckert
Director, Head Coach

Brent Deckert has over 20 years of collegiate and high school coaching experience in South Dakota and Minnesota. He has coached in 11 high school state tournaments, winning the state title in 2019. He has been actively involved in coaching youth basketball teams and hosting youth basketball camps for over 15 years. He studied physical education at Minnesota State Moorhead University and has a master's of technology from USF. He is currently the head boys basketball coach for the Lynx.

 
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ben schultz
assistant director

Ben is a 2012 graduate from Brandon Valley High School. Ben scored almost 1,000 points during his tenure as an all-conference and all-state player under Coach Deckert. Ben went on to run track for NDSU where he graduated with degrees in human development/family science and elementary education. He current teaches at Brandon Elementary and is an 8th grade basketball coach at BVMS.  

 

darieon smith
COACH

Darieon is from Osseo MN where he was a five-year basketball letter winner and earned football letters for three years. He was recognized as an all-metro football and basketball player. He played AAU basketball for 43 Hoops, Minnesota Magic, Thunderbirds and Howard Pulley Basketball. He graduated from the University of Minnesota where he played football for the Gophers. 

 
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bill freking
COACH

Bill Freking has 20+ years of coaching experience including many years coaching boys basketball and football for the Lynx. Bill is currently the Assistant Principal for the Brandon Valley School District.  

 

ZACH SCHOLTEN
COACH

Zach Scholten was a 2017 graduate of Brandon Valley High School. The Academic All-Star played football, basketball and track at BVHS. He was also actively involved in chorus and served as an FCA huddle leader. Zach is a sophomore at Augustana University where he plays basketball.

 

DREW JURGENS
COACH

Drew Jurgens was a 2017 graduate of Brandon Valley High School. He was an all-state football player and an all-conference basketball player for the Lynx. He is currently a sophomore at Augustana University where he plays football and studies nursing.

 

alex waltner
COACH

Alex Waltner was a 2017 graduate of Brandon Valley High School. He was an all-state football player and an all-conference basketball player for the Lynx. He is currently a sophomore at Augustana University where he plays football and studies elementary education.

 

Emma terveer
COACH

Emma Terveer was a 2017 graduate of Brandon Valley High School. Emma was a three year starter for the Lynx basketball team. She also played softball and ran track. She is currently a sophomore at Northern State University where she plays softball and is studying elementary education.