Nick Orduna stepping down as Lincoln Christian girls basketball coach

Nick Orduna

After 20 years at the helm, Nick Orduna is stepping down as Lincoln Christian’s girls basketball coach.

Here is a statement Orduna sent Channel 8 regarding his decision:

A few years ago, I began praying and set 2020 as a year to decide whether I was going to continue to teach and coach girls basketball at Lincoln Christian as my last child graduates this year. I wear a lot of different hats (at home, at church, at school) and I’m thankful for those opportunities that God has given me to work with students and athletes. The relationships with students, players, coaches, and the game of basketball are very special to me and I’m thankful for the people that God has allowed to cross my path through the years. I’ve had some great people around me who have loved, challenged and encouraged me.

The Lord has led me to the decision to hopefully continue to teach and impact students while stepping down as the girls’ basketball coach at Lincoln Christian, a role I’ve filled for 20 years. I’m especially thankful for my family for allowing me to coach which took me away from home. I hope that I have represented the school and more importantly, my Lord and Savior, in a positive way.

Nick Orduna


Here is Orduna’s resume with the Crusaders:
  • 20 years GBB (assisted with volleyball and football for several years at the beginning)
    • 1995-2002 / 2008-2020
  • Carrer record:  306-174
  • Qualified for State 14 out of 20 years. 11 out of last 12 years.
  • State Champions: 2002, 2017
  • Runner-Up: 2016, 2019, 2020
  • 3rd Place: 2015, 2018
  • C-1 Sportsmanship Award: 2002, 2016, 2020
  • 2001-2002 KFOR Ralph Beechner Coach of the Year Award
  • 2011-2012 KFOR Ralph Beechner Coach of the Year Award
  • 2016-2017 KFOR Ralph Beecher Coach of the Year Award
  • 2017 Journal Star Prep Sports Coach of the Year
  • 303 Made 3-pointers (Nebraska State Record / Top 10 Nationally (7th) (2017 Team)
  • 306 games won

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