|Title:||Volunteer Assistant Coach|
Jim Lake returns for the 2012-13 campaign as an assistant
men’s basketball coach at Ferris State University under head
coach Bill Sall. It marks the second season of his second
stint with the Bulldog program.
A year ago, FSU won a share of a second-straight GLIAC North Division crown in 2011-12.
Previously, Lake had been a volunteer assistant for three seasons from 2003 to 2006. During that time, the Bulldogs claimed back-to-back GLIAC North Division Championships and made two-straight trips to the NCAA tournament, including a NCAA-II Sweet Sixteen showing in 2004-05.
From the spring of 2007 through the summer of 2010, Lake coached club basketball for the Grand Rapids Storm. As a 16 and under coach, he compiled a 123-32 mark while coaching 29 players who moved on to collegiate basketball, including nine NCAA Division I players and four curreing in the GLIAC.
A native of Spokane, Wash., Lake graduated from North Branch (Mich.) High School in 1994. As a prepster, he participated in both football and basketball. He also attained all-area and all-conference accolades on the gridiron for the Broncos.
The 37-year-old Lake is currently employed as a teacher at Chippewa Hills High School in Remus, Mich., and most recently served as the school's varsity basketball coach.
The son of Thomas and Suzanne Hunter of North Branch, Mich., Lake graduated with a bachelor of science degree in education with an emphasis in social studies and a minor in history from Central Michigan University in 1999.
He and his wife Kara (Taeckens) were married in March 2005 and reside in Canadian Lakes, Mich., with their two children, Abigail and Peter.