Arvin graduated from Lynden H.S. in 1956. He attended Western Washington University and graduated in 1961 with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Math. Arvin taught Algebra & Calculus at Lynden Christian H.S. and coached Cross Country at the school for 24 years. He sent both teams and individuals to State for 17 years of his career. His teams won 6 League titles and qualified for State on 9 occasions.His girls teams captured a 2nd and a 3rd place at state.
Bert coached 18 years at Curtis. He won 15 League titles and had 14 state qualifying teams. His boys team won state titles in 1965, 1971, 1973, & 1974.