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VanHavermaet named Assistant Coach at Williston State

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012
Posted by Bo Saeton

Williston, ND - Andrew VanHavermaet has been hired as the assistant men's basketball coach at Williston State College. VanHavermaet, a Hawley, MN native played for Head Coach Eric Peterson for two seasons at Minnesota State University - Moorhead from 2009-2011. He graduated this past May with a degree in Exercise Science, a minor in coaching and also strength and conditioning.

At the NCAA Division II level, VanHavermaet started the final 16 games for the Dragons during his senior campaign. He was named to the All-Academic team from 2008-2012. VanHavermaet guided his team this past season to a 21-10 record, which was the first time the program reached over 20 wins since 1982. For the first time since 1994, the team made a trip to the NCAA Division II National Tournament where they received their first tournament win since 1965. VanHavermaet scored 19 points in the national tournament victory over Southwest Minnesota State.

VanHavermaet started 45 games in his career for the Dragons and is second all-time in career three pointers made in school history at 198. He was named NSIC player of the week in 2010 after he scored 30 points going 8 for 12 from three against the University of Minnesota Crookston. VanHavermaet also played with former Tetons Tarell Clark and Charlie Chapman at Minnesota State.

"There isn't a better fit for our program than Andrew," said Peterson. "He has the highest basketball IQ out of any player I have ever coached. He will be very hands on with all of our workouts, in the weight room, and will run our academic program. Andrew will also be very instrumental in our North Dakota, Montana, and Minnesota recruiting areas. He has a very bright future in the coaching profession."