Position: Assistant Coach
Coach Lindblad is beginning his fourth season as an assistant coach with the Northwest University men’s basketball program. Coach Lindblad’s responsibilities include post player development, recruiting and other related duties.
Prior to coming to NU, Erik spent 16 years as a high school coach, 9 years as a boy’s assistant basketball coach and 7 years as the head girl’s basketball coach all at Seattle Christian High School in Seattle. He was an assistant coach on the 1998 2nd place and 2000 boy’s basketball state championship teams. After the 2000 season, Erik took over the girls program and led them to 4 state tournament appearances in 7 years. Lindblad was named Nisqually League coach of the year in 2007, leading the program to its first undefeated league championship and coached in the WSCA All State games twice, in 2004 and 2006.
Erik has also spent time in the summers as a coach for NBC Camps in Oregon and Washington along with coaching on three NBC international tour teams which traveled to Australia and Vanuatu (1999) and The British Isles (2004 and 2007).
“Being able to coach at the college level has always been a dream of mine. To have that opportunity to work at Northwest with quality Christian athletes and coaches only makes the experience more enjoyable. Coach Van Dyke has built an exceptional program at Northwest and to be added to the staff is both an honor and a privilege. I look forward to the challenge of coaching in the Cascade Conference and working with the great athletes we have at Northwest!”
Erik is a graduate of Seattle Pacific University with a BA in Physical Education. He is currently the Head of the PE department at Seattle Christian Schools.