Last year, the Eastern Christian School Community lost a friend and leader in coach Dan Hoffman. Coach Hoffman lost his battle to cancer. As our former Varsity Boys basketball coach, he left behind a legacy of an improved basketball program and a team and community that mourns this loss.
Last night’s Community Basketball Night featured a pre-game ceremony to honor the Hoffman family and to reflect on Coach’s impact on the program. Team captain Jon Veenstra spoke on behalf of the team and Trish Hoffman accepted a plaque and spoke about her late husband’s love of coaching and of the program.
The Eagles of EC took on the Bears of Hawthorne in the game that followed. Both schools have a unique place in the Hoffman family. We were excited to come away with the 54-47 win vs. the upstart Bears.
We thank God for the Hoffman family and continue to pray for their healing from this difficult loss. Thanks to all in attendance for helping to make this evening a special event.