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Kathy enters her first season on the coaching staff. Kathy was a member of the Cornerstone women's soccer team for four years (2009-12) and was the starting goalkeeper during her junior and senior seasons. Kathy's roll during her first season will be coaching the goalkeepers. She is currently working and finishing her undergraduate degree in Education. Kathy resides in Grand Rapids, Mich. .
Aimee Luurtsema begins her second season as an assistant coach for the women's soccer program. In addition to her duties with the Golden Eagles soccer team, Luurtsema is the assistant sports information director for Cornerstone athletics.
Luurtsema is a Grandville, Michigan native. She came to Cornerstone after graduating from Hudsonville Unity Christian and furthering her education and soccer career at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Before moving to the coaching ranks, Luurtsema started as a defender/forward at Liberty University for four years - earning Big South all-conference honors … named to Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) all-state first team … led Liberty and finished second in the Big South with 13 goals … became the third player in school history to net more than 10 goals in a season … paced team and finished No. 2 in the conference in total points with 31 points her junior season, making herself one of two Lady Flames to put up more than 30 points in a season … earned Big South Player of the Week honors … was named Big South and ECAC Player of the Week after putting up four goals and an assist … became the fourth player in school history to record four goals in a single game and second to post nine points … named to Big South Presidential Honor Roll all four years.
Luurtsema has had past coaching experience from Liberty University summer soccer camps, local soccer academy, Adam Godwin Soccer Academy, year round, and started a summer local soccer camp, Thunder Foot Soccer, with Michigan State soccer graduates and high school teammates, Laura Heyboer and Jill Flietstra during the summer of 2007.
Luurtsema graduated from Liberty University in 2012 with a degree in Business and a specialization in marketing. "I am excited to see the impact that God will have in my life here, in Cornerstone athletics. I am extremely passionate about soccer and love to bring my marketing skills to the sports information side of things. I have had the privilege to become the soccer player I am today because of coaches and teammates and I am thrilled to pass my knowledge onto the players this season and look forward to the challenge."
Dan is in his 12th year as an assistant coach for Cornerstone. Coach McAllister has been involved with soccer in the Grand Rapids area at all levels. He has coached youth teams, high school teams, and college teams in the area. He was a staff Olympic development program (ODP) coach for Michigan from 1996-2009. He has served as the head coach for the West Michigan Fire Juniors U-17 and U-15 girls' teams. He is currently coaching with the Tri-Cities Soccer Club. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the program. He holds a USSF "National C" license (#7152) and a USSF "National Youth" license (#375), and a National Youth - State Instructors Certification. He coached at Cornerstone in 2002 and 2003. He took the 2004 season off but returned to coach in 2005. He has coached various club teams over the years including Grand Rapids Area Soccer Association, West Michigan Fire Juniors, and Tri-City Strikers.
He is currently serving as the Technical Director with the Michigan Fire Juniors Soccer Club and coaches a couple of teams with them.
Dan is married to Renee McAllister and they reside in Grand Haven, Mich. They have four daughters (Danielle, Charise, Christina and Chelsea).
David Wood enters into his third season of coaching on staff.. Wood was a standout player from Davenport University and is currently on staff with the Michigan Fire Juniors Soccer Club as the Asst. Director of Coaching. Wood is married to Cynthia Wood and they reside in Caledonia, Mich.