Episode 16 – High School Travel

Yeah, we do play sports in Alaska, what is travel like when you can’t take a bus? Planes, boats, weather, delays, staying in the home of a rival player. I talk about a 2-week road trip for 6 games I took in high school and ending up in Seattle last year as a coach because…

March Madness Alaska style

The following article was published online by the Arizona Daily Star on April 3, 2016. http://tucson.com/sports/arizonawildcats/ua-grad-feels-the-madness-from-ketchikan-alaska/article_7b3bbe40-f950-11e5-b96f-bf67267dbe8b.html EDITOR’S NOTE: Jeff Lund is the varsity girls assistant basketball coach at Ketchikan High School in Ketchikan, Alaska. Ketchikan High School has a student population of 500 and Ketchikan has roughly 12,000 year-round residents. The Region V basketball tournament…

Basketball – Alaska style

The Joe T. Classic It’s Finals week so I have to stick around the classroom long enough for students who might have questions or need help, but I have to catch the 3:15 ferry that will take me from the island on which Ketchikan sits, to the island on which the airport sits. We’re headed…

Elm Street’s got nothing on winter in Gustavus

In recent weeks movie channels have been showing the best of the best in the horror film genre, but TV doesn’t do it for me. I’ve been to the Twilight Zone – it’s Gustavus, Alaska, in winter. During the summer, Gustavus is a bucolic outdoor wonderland at the entrance to Glacier Bay, with friendly, hearty…