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Coaching Bio

Jon Bahnsen is entering his fourth year as a Coach and Associate Athletic Director for CVCS. Specifically, Coach Bahnsen assists the Varsity Boys Basketball team, leads the Boys Varsity Golf team as Head Coach, serves as the High School Dean of Students, and teaches 7th grade World History at CVCS.
Coach Bahnsen has been involved in Christian education his whole adult life. Prior to CVCS, he coached at Liberty Christian HS and Brethren Christian HS, both located in Huntington Beach. In his years at Brethren Christian, he had great success as Head Coach of both the Boys Basketball and Boys Volleyball programs. His basketball teams won 7 league championships and advanced numerous times to the CIF quarterfinals and semifinals. His cumulative record as Head Boys Basketball coach is 333-161. His volleyball teams won 5 league championships and also advanced deep into the CIF playoffs including a CIF Championship in 2003. His cumulative record as Head Boys Volleyball coach is 175-60. In his time at Brethren Christian, Coach Bahnsen also served as Dean of Students, Athletic Director, and Social Studies Teacher.
Prior to coaching, Coach Bahnsen played collegiate basketball at Orange Coast College and San Diego Christian College (where his team won a NCCAA National Championship). He was a First Team All-CIF player at Newport Christian High School (Newport Beach, CA) while averaging 25 points per game and leading his team to the CIF championship game. He also played volleyball in high school where his team won the CIF championship during his Senior year.
Coach Bahnsen has been married for 25 years to his beautiful wife Julie. They have 3 kids together - Matthew, Annika, and Leila. Recently, Coach Bahnsen became the proud first time grandfather to Beckett Bahnsen.