Rapids, Mich.) Cornerstone University Athletics Department announced a
restructuring of the Cross Country and Track & Field programs going into
the 2012-2013 seasons.
head coach of the Men's and Women's teams since 1996 has been named Director of
Cross Country and Track & Field. Assistant
Track & Field Coach, Paul Koutz is now the Head Women's Track & Field
Coach and Assistant Men's Track & Field Coach. Assistant Cross Country Coach, Nate Van Holten
has been chosen as the Head Men's Cross Country Coach and Assistant Track &
growth and success of these two programs we felt the time was right to
restructure our staff in order to handle the demands of the programs and better
serve our student athletes." said CU Athletics Director, Dave Grube. "Coach
Wortley and his staff have done a tremendous job and these new changes will
only enhance our opportunity for success."
Coach, Wortley has presided over 28 consecutive appearances at the NAIA Indoor
and Outdoor National Championships as well as 14 trips to the NAIA Cross
Country Championships. Most recently the teams returned from the 2012 Outdoor
National meet where the women took 12th and the men 19th.
Nate have been instrumental in bringing our teams to where we are today," said
Wortley. "As athletes, Paul scored the first point for the men's team at a
National Championship and Nate was part of our first All-American relay team.
Since then, they have had a hand in training most of our All-Americans and
National Champions. Their dedication to the athletes and loyalty to Cornerstone
has been outstanding. I'm pleased to see
them develop professionally and keep them here as head coaches."