ROCKFORD – Rock Valley College announced the hiring of Tyler Bredehoeft as its new men’s basketball coach, replacing Tim Sandquist who left after leading the Golden Eagles to the national championship game.
Bredehoeft worked with former RVC coach Craig Doty at Emporia State last year, so he knows what to expect at Rock Valley.
“I’ve actually known coach Doty since about 2005,” Bredehoeft said. “We played against each other in college and I’ve been working for his basketball company for the past eight years. I got to work with him at Emporia State. I’m really familiar with how he ran the program when he was here, and coach Lavery when he was here for 2 years. Obviously what coach Sandquist did this last year getting to the national championship game.”
Those expectations remain high as Bredehoeft takes over as a college head coach for the first time in his coaching career.
“Those are big footsteps, but I like those expectations,” he said. “There’s expectations of winning here. As a coach that’s something you want to step into where you can’t relax.”
Bredehoeft graduated from Central Methodist University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in History-Education and graduated from the University of Saint Mary in 2015 with a Masters of Art in Education & completed the Sports Administration Master’s program in 2017.