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Forum staff reports, Published July 17 2013

Valley City State narrows coaching search to two

VALLEY CITY, N.D. – Valley City State has narrowed its search for a women’s basketball coach to two candidates who will interview next week.

Kevin Becker, a graduate of Bismarck St. Mary’s High School and Bismarck Junior College, has been the head women’s coach at Cal State San Bernadino, an NCAA Division II school. Becker amassed a 251-215 record and led his team to four national tournaments, the latest in 2011.

Catherine Hanek is the head women’s coach and assistant men’s coach at Miles Community College in Montana. Hanek’s women’s team posted a 17-17 last season, her first year as head coach.

Valley City State is searching to replace Jill DeVries, who resigned earlier this summer. DeVries posted a 219-230 record during her 14 years at Valley City State, including NAIA national tournament appearances the last three seasons.