Salem Academy Head Girls Basketball Coach
Coach Houle has nearly 20 year of coaching experience at all different levels. On November 6, 1999 Coach Houle was in route to Salem Oregon to pastor a church in Salem and coach at Salem Academy and was hit head on by an oncoming vehicle at 70 mph. The girl that hit him died at impact. God spared Coach Houle’s life and 30 days later was determine to get to Salem to pastor the church that called him 90 days earlier.
When Coach Houle finally got to Salem he was asked to coach the middle school boys program at Salem Academy. He coach from a chair for the first two years because of his injuries and coached the middle school program from 2000-2004. In 2005 coach Houle took over the Salem Academy girls program. After a long first year things began to turn around. In the first six years the program was turned into a state contender each year. Coach Houle has also been selected to the OACA All Star Series coaching staff five times (2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011).
Coach Houle has 131 wins in six years at Salem Academy and eight 20-victory seasons as a coach that spans ten years. Coach Houle has a 90% winning record in OSAA State competition.
2010 - 2011 PacWest Champs
2010 - 2011 3A 2nd Place State
2009 - 2010 TRC Champs
2009 - 2010 TRC Coach of the Year
2009 - 2010 - 2A 3rd Place State
2007 - 2008 2A State Champs
2007 - 2008 2A State Coach of the Year
2007 - 2008 OSAA 2A Coach of the Year
2007 - 2008 Statesmen Journal Coach of the Year
2006 - 2007 2A 4th Place State
This is Coach Houle’s second tenure at Salem Academy to coach the mighty Lady Crusaders.
Coaches Personal Information:
Coach Houle was been married for 30 years to Kim and has three boys. Coach Houle accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior in 1977.
Coaches’ Favorite saying:
"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." Albert Einstein
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning to dance in the rain!
You are the best you!
Coaches’ Favorite Verse:
Proverbs 3:5-6 is one of Coach Houle favorite verses: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.”
Favorite thing about Salem Academy:
The people. Incredible families. And you see God working everywhere.