Tyler Niekamp
New Van Buren Boys Basketball Coach – Tyler Niekamp

(6-21-17) – A 2003 Ft. Recovery grad Tyler Niekamp, pending board approval, will be named the new Boys Head Basketball Coach at Van Buren.

Niekamp is the brother of Brent Niekamp the current Ft. Recovery football Coach. He comes from a long line of Niekamps who have coached high school basketball, his father Pat, his uncles Ron and Joe Niekamp. While at Ft. Recovery he scored 1,024 points during his high school career, after graduation he played at the University of Findlay.

Niekamp has been the assistant coach at Van Buren, Marc Bishop who had been the Black Knights head man resigned in May. Niekamp is currently a biology teacher at the high school.

Van Buren is a member of the Blanchard Valley Conference.