Pioneers Football Coaching Staff

Robb Myhre – Head Football Coach / Offensive Coordinator
Robb Myhre has been head football coach at Nooksack Valley since 2000, and served as an assistant coach from 1993 to 1999.  Coach Myhre is a graduate of Nooksack Valley High School and Western Washington University.  Robb was selected to play in the East-West All-State football game following his senior season at NVHS, and played two years as a linebacker/defensive end at WWU.    He teaches social studies and physical education at the NVHS.  He and his wife Debbie have three children.



Britt Lentz – Defensive Coordinator / Running Backs Coach
Britt Lentz is a 1996 graduate of Nooksack Valley High School and standout football player.  After being selected to play in the East-West All-State game, Britt played linebacker for Eastern Washington University from 1996 to 1999.  Britt began coaching at NV in 2000 and has held the defensive coordinator position since 2004.  Britt works at Lentz and Associates, Inc.  He and his wife Ella have three children.

TJ Ackerman – Defensive Line Coach / Assistant Offensive Coordinator
A 1994 graduate of Nooksack Valley High School, TJ Ackerman received his degree from Eastern Washington University in 2000.  A former standout for Pioneer football, and a player in the East-West All-State game, TJ went on to play college football at Eastern Washington University with a subsequent stint in the CFL with the Toronto Argonauts.  He started at Nooksack Valley in 2000 and has served 8 years as the offensive and defensive line coach. TJ is one of the leading realtors in the area. He and his wife Amy have two children.

Justin Bronn – Offensive Line/Defensive Ends Coach, JV Head Coach
Justin Bronn graduated from Bellingham High School and Western Washington University.  Since 2001, Justin has served as a varsity offensive line/defensive ends coach, Justin also is the head coach for the JV squad.  Justin works at Nooksack Valley High School, and still enjoys playing with the Bellingham Eagles semi-pro football club.  He is the head girl’s track and field coach at NVHS.  His and his wife Joy have one daughter.


Clay Gimmaka – Quarterbacks/Receivers Coach
Clay Gimmaka is a 1988 graduate of Kings High School and after an all-state quarterback career he went on to play football for one year at Western Washington University, and then transferred to Trinity Western University to play three years of basketball.  Clay graduated from Trinity Western with a degree in history. He joined the Pioneer staff in 2007, Clay is employed by BP refinery.  He and his wife Dionne, have four children.



Ben Ball – Assistant Coach/Linebackers Coach






Adam VanDiest – Defensive Backs/Receivers Coach
Adam is a 2007 graduate of Nooksack Valley High School. Adam was a multi-sport standout for the Pioneers, including football and baseball and was a first-team all-state wide receiver and currently holds all the receiving records for the Pioneers.  Adam started coaching for the Pioneers in 2009.  Adam married ____ in 2012.


Jesse Dykstra  – Assistant Line Coach / Assistant JV Coach
Jesse is a 2005 graduate of Nooksack Valley High School.  Jesse was an all-state selection on the offensive line.   He joined the Pioneer coaching staff in 2007.  Jesse married Leslie Lambert in 2007.