Ripon Christian athletic director Kevin Tameling has announced the hiring of Mike Vander Molen as girls basketball coach.
He replaces Ed Mulder, who retired from coaching earlier this month. Mulder guided the Knights to three league titles, the 2018 Sac-Joaquin Section Division V crown and 164-85 record in the past nine years. Ripon Christian hadn’t claimed a girls basketball SJS championship since Mulder’s daughter, Kayla, helped the team do it in 2002. His other children, Lynae and Eddie, are also former standout athletes for RC.