Co-written by James Cadotte and Jared Nally
Head Women’s Basketball Coach Adam Strom (Yakama Nation and Quinault Indian Nation), brings over 20 years of coaching experience to Haskell Indian Nations University(HINU). Haskell Athletics is hopeful he will bring the university a championship in his upcoming seasons.
Strom was announced as the new Women’s Head Basketball Coach on May 4, by the Haskell Athletics Department. The department acknowledges his loyalty to his previous programs that would bring stability to the recent turnover of coaches.
Strom has coached 15 years of high school basketball and has also coached 5 years at Yakima Valley College. He said with his past experience at the collegiate level he has the “… ability to recruit quality student-athletes with the emphasis on student.”
Prior to the start of the season, Strom said he played an active part in recruiting students for the upcoming season. He looks forward to bringing success to the program with success not necessarily being measured with championships, but given his background, Haskell Athletics is confident in his ability to win.
“We anticipate he will make our department proud and bring a championship back to Coffin Sports Complex and the Fightin’ Indians!” Haskell Athletics said in their May 4 announcement.
The Women’s Basketball Program has its first match-up on October 28. This will be their first official game after sitting out the 2020-21 season.