Courtesy of Douglas High School · 1 min read
MINDEN, Nev. — After three years as the Douglas High School girls’ soccer coach, Werner Christen is stepping aside in order to focus on coaching the girls’ basketball program.
Christen led the lady Tigers to an undefeated regular season and a region championship in 2014 and has had winning seasons all three years.
His decision stems mainly from the challenges that coaching two sports back-to-back presents. In many cases activities and preparation overlap, and this has created challenges for him to be able to focus on both sports seasons fully. Because the majority of his experience has been with basketball, he has decided to commit himself to that one sport.
“Our school community greatly appreciates the enormous amount of time and the effort that Coach Christen has dedicated to our student athletes over the many years he has coached for Douglas High,” Douglas High principal Marty Swisher said. “I know that this has been a difficult decision for him, but I also completely understand the enormous challenges that coaching back-to-back sports and seasons creates, not to mention all of the off-season preparations and responsibilities coaching two sports entails.
“We thank Coach Christen for his past and continuing commitment to our athletic program and to our student athletes.”
Douglas High is currently accepting applications for its girls’ varsity soccer head coach position. Anyone interested can apply on-line at our school district website, www.dcsd.k12.nv.us.