Head Coach Bill Czech

Bill Czech begins his second season at the helm of Hope International Men’s Basketball with the start of the 2010-11 basketball season.  He believes his solid recruiting class (including 13 new faces) will result in a much improved overall record.

In his first season, the Royals won four of their first five games but would close out the season without another win.  Even with a 4-26 record, Czech still believes HIU made strides in closing the gap between themselves and some of the other GSAC schools.  Four overtimes losses, a loss on a layup at the buzzer, and a last second game winning shot off the mark help prove that point.

Czech joined the Royals’ staff after spending 14 years as the Head Coach of the Fullerton Union High School Men’s Basketball Team.  He left the Indians program with 219 victories- the most in school history.

On the strength of winning 12 CIF games under Coach Czech, Fullerton High finished amongst the top ten in Orange County three of his last six years.  FUHS won three Freeway League titles in the same time frame.

Named the Indians Head Coach in 1996, his teams produced an overall record of 219 wins versus 141 losses.  In his last ten years, his record was really impressive with 195 wins and 67 defeats.  Czech’s last season saw the Indians finish 16-12 overall.

As proud as he was of his players on court, he beams with pride when thinking about his players in the classroom.  In his fourteen years of coaching the grade point average of the team never dropped below 3.0.  In 1997, the Indians were the State Academic Champions with the highest team GPA in the state.  They also finished in the top ten in 2007.

Just after taking the job at HIU, Czech’s fulltime job slightly changed as well when he took charge of the Adult Transition Special Education program in the Fullerton Joint Unified High School District.  Prior to his current job served as a Resource Specialist Program Teacher for FJUHSD since 1996. 

Educationally, Czech earned a Teaching Credential and Master’s Degree in Special Education from National University.  He completed a Bachelors of Science in Health Education from California State University Long Beach.

Coach Czech resides in Huntington Beach with his boys- Louis and Billy.  The Czechs attend of the Cottonwood Church in Los Alamitos.

If interested in playing basketball for Hope International University, please email coach Bill Czech.

Assistant Coach Jon Clasen
(3rd Yr)

Assistant Coach Bill Carter
(2nd Yr)

Assistant Coach Roy Green
(5th Yr)

Assistant Coach Randy Villegas
(1st Yr)