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Varsity Boys Assistant Kalin Dahl

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Kalin Dahl is beginning his 23rd year as a Jenks Trojan.  A native of Rushford, Minnesota, Coach Dahl came to Tulsa to play basketball at ORU.  He is the only walk-on in the history of the program to letter four years.  After graduating from ORU in 1983, Coach Dahl stayed two more years at ORU serving as a graduate assistant and then as an assistant coach for the Titans.  Kalin then moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he was head coach at Christian Life Academy for four years.  Coach Dahl then began his first stint at Jenks (1990-1996) coaching junior high for three years, then high school basketball.  Dahl then returned to Baton Rouge as an assistant coach at perennial power Parkview Baptist School winning two state championships in 1997 and 1998 en route to a 73-10 record.  Kalin returned to the sooner state in 2000 as an assistant coach at Metro Christian Academy under Brooks Thompson assuming head coaching duties early in the season and leading the Patriots into the area consolation championship game.  Coach Dahl then returned to Jenks in 2001 as an assistant coach.  He is very involved in all facets of the program, and is also responsible for helping Coach Martin with defensive adjustments.  In addition to his on the court duties, Kalin has a big role in leading the successful Jenks summer basketball camps.  Coach Dahl teaches physical education at Jenks Middle School, is the Middle School Athletics coordinator, and also coaches middle school track.  Married eleven years to the former Beth Bakkeby, Kalin now has three stepdaughters: Alex (23), Victoria (22), and Gabby (18).

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