Denver (Colorado) Christian School won the boys’ basketball state championship, topping off an undefeated season. It was also the 48th and final season for head coach Dick Katte, a member of Third Christian Reformed Church in Denver.
Denver Christian Boys basketball finished their season undefeated.
Denver Christian’s athletic director, Cliff Hendrick, said the school knew from the beginning of the season that this would be a good team. “They were so aggressive on getting the ball up the floor. When they got a rebound, the fast break was really fun to watch,” said Hendrick. “The kids knew who to get the ball to, and the other kids knew how to get down the floor and find the open guy. They were very well coached.”
Head coach Dick Katte announced that he would retire this year. Katte, whose motto is “bloom where you’re planted,” has spent 52 years at the school, 48 as head coach of the basketball team.
“There’s an important quality of life that you’d like players and young people and old people to have; that they get fulfillment out of what they’re doing. I think you only get that if you believe you’re following God’s plan,” said Katte. “God is faithful, and I have been blessed.”