2015-16 Men's Track & Field
Coaches
Rod Wortley Image

Rod Wortley is in his 20th season as Head Coach/Director of Cross Country and Track & Field at Cornerstone University

Coach Wortley
Family: Wife: Anita; Children (2)
Alma Mater: Cornerstone University (’88), Western Michigan (’92)

 

Team Accomplishments
34 Consecutive appearances at NAIA Indoor and Outdoor National Championships
16 Cross Country NAIA appearances since 1996
Led team to Eight WHAC Team Titles in Cross Country and T&F

 

Individual Honors
Under his guidance as HC and Director – program has 221 All-American honors (84 athletes)
Directly coached 24 athletes to 54 All-American plaques
2003 WHAC Men’s and Women’s T&F Coach of the Year
Four-time WHAC XC Coach of the Year (W - ’00, ’12, ’13…M – ’00)
Five-time Region VIII Coach of the Year
Since 2006 – chaired NAIA XC Ratings Committee and Selection Committee
Represented NAIA as delegate at four US Track & Field Conventions
Earned USATF Level II coaching certificate in Sprints, Jumps and Throws

 
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Paul Koutz
Assistant Coach - 15th Season

Paul Koutz is in his fourth year as Head Women's Track & Field coach and fifteenth year as the event coach for sprints, hurdles, jumps and multi-events.

Coach Koutz
Family: Wife: Jody; Children: Finley and Fisher
Alma Mater: Cornerstone University (’01), Cornerstone University ('14)

Team Accomplishments
Led team to four Top-10 NAIA Finishes since 2013 - program best 4th at 2014 Indoor Nationals
80 All-American plaques under his guidance
85 WHAC Championship plaques
14 WHAC Championship relay teams
12 WHAC Most Valuable Performer from seven different athletes
Qualified four different athletes to USATF Junior Nationals

Individual Honors
Serves on NAIA Outdoor National Championships Games Committee
Hosts Midwest’s only High Jump specific camp (12th annual in 2016)

Competitive Experience
Upon graduation from CU, held 15 school records in hurdles, jumps and relays
2001 WHAC Male Outdoor Athlete of the Year
Two-time Team MVP
Golden Eagle Award winner

 
Kevin Patterson
Assistant Coach - 16th Season

Coach Patterson
Family: Children: (2)
Alma Mater: Central Michigan (’85)

Team Accomplishments
Eight different NAIA national qualifiers in the PV
Eight All-American plaques in PV
Five athletes have combined for 11 WHAC Champions
His vaulters hold or have held 3 WHAC Indoor & outdoor meet records

Coaching Experience:
Pole Vault Coach at Rockford High School
Holds numerous vaulting clinics including “Grand Haven Beach Vault”

 
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Nate Van Holten
Assistant Coach - 14th Season

Coach Van Holten
Family: Wife: Jane; Children: Logan, Olympia
Alma Mater (Year): Cornerstone University, Grand Valley State


Team Accomplishments
77 All-American honors from 28 individuals
Four Individual NAIA National Championships
10 Individual NAIA National Runner-up finishes


Individual Honors
2009 WHAC Coach of the Year (XC)


Outside of Cornerstone
Helped former CU Athletes Derek Scott and Zach Ripley represent Team USA in International competition…helped nine athletes qualify for the USA JR Championships and seven qualify for the USA 

 
Rieley Anglin-Hondulas
Manager - 2nd Season
 
 
 
 
  • May. 23 - Men's Outdoor Track & Field @ Day 3 - 2015 NAIA Outdoor National Championships - 23rd of 64
  • May. 22 - Men's Outdoor Track & Field @ Day 2 - 2015 NAIA Outdoor National Championships - No Team Score
  • May. 21 - Men's Outdoor Track & Field @ Day 1 - 2015 NAIA Outdoor National Championships - No Team Score
  • May. 9 - Men's Outdoor Track & Field @ Last Chance Meet (Hosted by Grand Valley State) - No Team Score
  • May. 8 - Men's Outdoor Track & Field @ Day 2 - Dr. Keeler Invite (Hosted by North Central College) - No Team Score
  • May. 8 - Men's Outdoor Track & Field @ 2nd to Last Chance Meet (Hosted by Grand Valley State) - No Team Score
  • May. 7 - Men's Outdoor Track & Field @ Day 1 - Dr. Keeler Invite (Hosted by North Central College) - No Team Score
  • May. 6 - Men's Outdoor Track & Field @ Aquinas Twilight (Hosted by Aquinas College) - No Team Score
  • May. 1 - Men's Outdoor Track & Field @ Day 2 - 2015 WHAC Championships (Houseman Field) - 3rd of 7
  • Apr. 30 - Men's Outdoor Track & Field @ Day 1 - 2015 WHAC Championships (Houseman Field) - No Team Score