Nan Seed Verkaik -
2015 Honoree


Nan Seed Verkaik ’71 attended SBHS just prior to Title IX Girls’ Sports, but participated in every sport possible while a student. At the University of Puget Sound, Nan earned 20 varsity letters in five sports—field hockey, basketball, volleyball, softball and track and field. Upon graduation she returned to SBHS where she coached girls’ swim team and girls’ and boys’ volleyball teams. Her coaching success at SBHS include a 5th place finish at Junior Nationals in boys’ volleyball, 2nd place finish in CIF swimming and a CIF girls’ volleyball championship in 2000. Four of her teams won the CIF scholastic achievement award for their sport. In 2001, Nan was awarded Coach of the year for the City of Santa Barbara, recognizing her successful coaching career. She took on Athletic Directorship of SBHS in 2003, becoming the first woman in that position and the fourth in the history of the school. She returned back to the classroom in 2012, where she is a popular teacher, working more closely with students and is an advocate for them.




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