by Emily Beckman | |

A DeLaSalle graduate, John Christianson returned to the Island to teach Health and work with the boys’ basketball program. “I like that at DeLaSalle, I’m a part of a community of students from different economic and social statuses. It’s a school where everyone can feel safe to learn,” he said. Mr. Christianson has coached the 9th grade boys’ basketball team, coached the 10th grade boys’ basketball team and has served as a scout for the 2000-01 boys’ varsity team that advanced to the Minnesota State Tournament. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education and Health and a coaching minor from St. Cloud State University. Mr. Christianson lives in Blaine with his wife, Melissa and their three sons and one daughter. The Christiansons are expecting a fifth child soon.