Boys Basketball

Welcome to the Boys Basketball Page!

Parents and players, if you are looking of the most up to date practice and game schedule, see the links below. These documents will always be changing, so check back often!

Click Here: 7-8 Basketball Calendar

Click Here: 9-12 Basketball Calendar

For our youth basketball and Goodhue Basketball Association Site: Click here!

Current Coaches:

Varsity Coach-Mr. Halverson

JV Coach-Mr. DeWeese

C Coach-Mr. McNamara

8th Grade Coach-Mr. Buck

7th Grade Coach-Mr. Poncelet

Assistant-Mr. Opsahl

Follow us on twitter with the handle @goodhuebbb and on Facebook by joining the group Goodhue Boys Basketball Players, Parents, and Alumni.

Goodhue Boys Basketball Through the Years

Goodhue Boys Basketball Coaching Staff

Mr. Opsahl, Assistant

Mr. Opsahl, Assistant Coach. Mr. Opsahl also played on varsity since he was a 9th grader. Each year his teams finished 23-1, 18-5, 14-9, and 11-11. They were conference champions his senior year, but unfortunately ran into Waseca 3 years in a row in the section championship. Mr. Opsahl recently received his 30 years of service from the Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association and has had numerous coaching stints in both boys’ and girls’ athletics. He was also named the Minnesota State Basketball Coaches Association Assistant of the Year in 2016. Mr. Opsahl was also head coach for Farmington Boys’ Basketball for a few years before moving back to Goodhue. One thing basketball has taught Mr. Opsahl, is the idea of being committed to a common goal and how to be a team player. In addition, coaching has taught him that it is not about the wins and losses, but about the journey! The practices, 1:1 conversations, locker room discussions, game situations, road trips, and learning from other coaches/players. Mr. Opsahl lives in Goodhue with this wife Paula. They have three children - Ben, Kate, and Will.

Mr. McNamara, 9th Grade

Mr. McNamara, 9th Grade Coach. Coach McNamara played varsity in grades 9-12 while in high school. His overall record in those four years was 96-33. His teams included being sub-section champion 4x, Section champion 2x, HVL Blue champion 3x, Section Runner-up 2x, State Runner-Up, and State 3rd place. After high school, Mr. McNamara went to Bethany Lutheran College to obtain his teaching degree. While there, he coached C squad at Mankato Loyola. After graduation, he taught one year at Maple River before landing a job this year as a 5th grade teacher in Goodhue. He has 7 years total of coaching a variety of genders, sports, and levels. One thing that basketball has taught him is that success comes with a price. If you want to be great, you have to be willing to sacrifice and put in the extra work. Additionally, he said that "coaching has taught me that sports play a much bigger role in life than many believe. The skills of responsibility, integrity, accountability, determination, and effort are just a few things that sports carry over into life". Mr. McNamara was recently married to his wife Rachel and they plan to move to Goodhue next year. 

Mr. DeWeese, JV Grade

Mr. DeWeese, JV Coach. Mr. DeWeese was once a Red Wing Winger and played many sports throughout high school. He is our high school social studies teacher and has coached a variety of football, basketball, and baseball for 8 years. One thing that Mr. DeWeese truly believes is that hard work always pays off. Mr. DeWeese has been a basketball coach at Goodhue for 6 years-three years as an 8th grade coach and three years as a 9th grade coach. Another thing that he has learned through coaching is that there is always more than one approach to tackling a situation. Mr. DeWeese is married to Erica, and they have one daughter, Laura who was born last spring. Erica was also a basketball and volleyball standout at Goodhue High School!

Mr. Halverson, Varsity

Mr. Halverson played point guard at Rushford-Peterson. As a junior, his team won the sub-section and section championship, but lost in the state championship by 3. His senior year, however, his team won the 2006 Class A Championship, Mr. Halverson went to Winona State for education, and coached R-P's 9th grade for three of his four years while going to college. At Goodhue, he was a freshmen coach for one year, JV for one year, and hired as the head coach in 2013. The teams in his tenure have had 6 sub-section titles, 4 HVL championships, 2 section titles, and 2 state tournament appearances-2nd and 3rd place. He has been Section Coach of the Year twice and State Coach of the Year once. The reason why Mr. Halverson coaches is because of the great experience he had as a player and how he wants to share that with his players, while also using sports as a way to cope with real life events. Mr. Halverson lives in Goodhue with his wife, Maria. They have two children – Ben and Josie.

Chris Buck, 8th grade

Tony Poncelet, 7th Grade