Justin Van Kooten enters his first season as basketball operations assistant for the Skyforce. He served as head coach and assistant coach for the Southwest Minnesota Stars AAU basketball program and also assisted with the Roosevelt High School basketball program the past two summers.
Van Kooten was an assistant varsity and head junior varsity coach at Baltic High School last season. A four-year member of the basketball team at Dordt College, he works full-time at Dakota Sports and is also a part-time basketball specialist at Sanford POWER TIBBS Basketball Academy.
The Pella, Iowa native graduated from Dordt in May of 2010 with a bachelorís degree in Business Administration.