Meet Our Raven Basketball Coaches

Men's Head Coach

 Mike Grove

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Mike Grove

The 2018-2019 season is Coach Mike Grove’s 16th year as head coach for the Olathe Northwest men’s basketball team. Grove was voted the 2009 and 2012 Men's Sunflower League Conference Coach of the Year, and led the team to back-to-back Sunflower League championships in 2011 and 2012. A graduate of Missouri Southern State University, Grove is a physical education instructor at ONW and also has coached the Raven men’s golf program for the past 12 years where his teams have qualified for the state tournament seven times. Grove’s coaching philosophy is “good things happen to teams who work hard and stay together.” Grove is a native of Carthage, Missouri, where he played basketball and won a state championship in golf. He and his wife Kelly have five children — Mary, Cecelia, Katherine, Eli and Leo.

Men's Assistant Coach

 Justin Wrecke

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Justin Wrecke

The 2018-19 season is Coach Justin Wrecke’s 15th season as an assistant coach for the Olathe Northwest boys’ basketball team. Wrecke earned his bachelor’s degree from Washburn University where he played football from 1994-1997. As an Ichabod, Wrecke started 33 straight games at wide receiver. He has a master’s degree from Emporia State University. Wrecke played football, starting for the Kansas Koyotes and helped lead them to six APFL championships from 2003-2008. A native of Hartland, Wisconsin, Wrecke was an All-Conference football, basketball, and baseball player. He also played in the Wisconsin Shrine Bowl. Wrecke teaches physical education at ONW where he also coaches football and track. He and his wife Melissa live in Olathe with their two daughters.

Men's Junior Varsity Coach

 Brian Holthus

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Brian Holthus

Brian Holthus begins his eighth year back at Olathe Northwest after spending four years teaching and coaching in Belton, Texas. There he taught middle school social studies and coached football, basketball, baseball, and track. Prior to moving to Texas, Holthus taught social studies at Olathe Northwest and coached football and baseball from 2004-2007. He graduated from Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas, in 2004 where he played basketball. He started as the sophomore team coach at Olathe Northwest. This is his third season as the junior varsity team coach. A native of Silver Lake, Holthus and his wife, Emily, have a 4-year-old daughter, Lillian.

Assistant Coach

 Phil Riedel

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Phil Riedel

Assistant Coach

 Jesse Lee-Brockhoff

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Jesse Lee-Brockhoff