Champions' Culture • Expect Your Personal Best
"We are a program built on appreciation and effort. We appreciate the opportunities, resources and support that we have as part of the Pirate girls basketball program. Our players hold themselves accountable for maximizing their abilities on the court and in the classroom. Wearing the Pewamo-Westphalia uniform is a big deal and our players reflect and act that way while making it their responsibility to maintain this championship culture."
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Coach Eklund is a 1993 graduate of Pewamo-Westphalia during which time he played on the 1992 State Semi-Finalist and 1993 State Finalist boys basketball teams. He continued his basketball career playing two years at Grand Valley State University. He spent three years as the varsity boys basketball coach at Portland High School prior to taking over the girls program at P-W in 2009. His varsity girls teams have won three CMAC titles, three district titles, and one regional title in four years. His highest coaching honor to date was being named the Lansing State Journal Girls Basketball Coach of the Year in 2011. Coach Ecklund and his wife Terri, have three children: Jamison, Grady and Adrianna.