Coach Berndt brings over 30 years coaching experience to the SunKings organization. He played for legendary Hall of Fame, YVC Coach Ellwood Crosier and is is a graduate of Central Washington University with a B.A. in English and a Masters Degree in Administration. He taught English and was an administrator in the West Valley School District from 1983-2010.
Jim was also both the Head Girls Coach and the Head Boys Coach at West Valley High School where he won a school record 311 games over his 17 combined years as a head coach, earning Washington State Coach of the Year honors in 1994 and 2003. Coach Berndt’s teams earned eight trips to the WIAA State Tournament, placing seven times.
Jim is married to Pam and has three children Holly, Evan, and Taylor.