107 wins and counting for LSSU coach Steve Hettinga
Jan 27, 2014
SAULT STE. MARIE – Steve Hettinga became Lake Superior
State’s all-time leader in men’s basketball wins when
the Lakers won 75-70 at Ferris State on Saturday.
Midway through his seventh season, Hettinga is 107-82 (.566) at
LSSU. He has a 15-year career coaching record of 202-189 (.517),
and that includes a head-coaching stint at Olivet.
Hettinga surpassed the former mark of 106-62 set by Jack
Brighton from 1963-70. He also has the Lakers’ best win
percentage since Ed Douma set the school-record mark of .773
(85-25) from 1974-78.
The 2013-14 Lakers are 17-3 overall and 9-3 in the Great Lakes
Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. They share the GLIAC North
Division lead with Northwood heading into this week's games at
Northern Michigan and Michigan Tech.
*LSSU was a two-year branch of Michigan Tech until 1966