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Nic Minder, a 2002 Elkhart Christian Academy graduate and an assistant for several ECA teams, has been named as head coach for the school's girls basketball program. (Photo Supplied) (Elkhart Christian Academy)

Nic Minder (center) instruct Elkhart Christian Academy girls basketball players as an assistant coach. He has now been named head girls basketball coach at the school. (Photo Supplied) (Elkhart Christian Academy)

Elkhart Christian Academy's varsity basketball team front row from left: Dan Bruckner, Rusty Brown, Bryan French. Middle row from left: Noah Nehls, Mark Trivett and Devin Blankinship. Back row from left: Head Coach Gary Carter, Joel Heare, Evan French, Chris Hovan and Coach Nic Minder. Not pictured are Coach Matt Schrock, Sam Hovan and Caleb Reinking. (Jennifer Shephard/The Elkhart Truth, File)
Minder takes over girls basketball program at Elkhart Christian
Posted on April 29, 2014 at 11:43 a.m.

ELKHART — Nic Minder has been named the new head girls basketball coach at Elkhart Christian Academy.

Minder, a 2002 ECA graduate, has held several coaching positions at the school, including recent head JV and varsity assistant coach for boys basketball under head coach Ryan Culp and JV coach for girls basketball under head coach Rick Billman.

The 2013-14 varsity Eagles went 4-13 under the guidance of Billman.

Minder has also helped out with the Eagles' softball program.

"Elkhart Christian Academy will look forward to the upcoming season with Coach Minder in charge," said ECA athletic director Craig Coffman. "He has already brought a winning mentality to the program and we look for that to continue in years to come."

Minder's coaching staff for 2014-15 will include Chad Viront, Jessica Maxwell and Lexi Rambadt.