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Randy is in his 11th year as the
head coach for the women's soccer program at Cornerstone University. Coach
Strawser came to Cornerstone from Westmont College (Calif.) where he served as
an instructor of kinesiology and assistant soccer coach for the men's program
from 1992 to 2000. Randy was head men's soccer coach at Mount Olive College (N.C.)
Strawser is a 1984 graduate of Coker College (S.C.) where he earned his bachelor's degree in physical education. Strawser was an National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) All-South player and was named Athlete of the Year his senior year at Coker. He earned his M.A. in health and physical education from Appalachian State University (N.C.) in 1986. He served as graduate assistant on the men's soccer team that won the Southern Conference title in 1985. Strawser holds the Advanced National Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and the "B License" from the United States Soccer Federation (USSF). Strawser was named Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) Coach of the Year in 2003 and 2006 and Region VIII Coach of the Year in 2007. Coach Strawser has led the Golden Eagles into the NAIA Regional Tournament four times. He led the Golden Eagles to the NAIA Region VIII Championship and to their first NAIA National Championship in 2007. He has been named WHAC Coach of Character three times (2007, 2008, and 2009)
"I want to put together the best team that we possibly can with players that want to represent Christ both on and off the field. I desire for our players to grow academically, athletically and spiritually while they are in the program."
Randy is married to Dianne Strawser and has three sons (CJ, Mitchel and Jadon) and a daughter (Elisha). Randy and Dianne reside in Cascade. Dianne also coaches the girls' soccer team at East Grand Rapids H.S.
Mindy will be in her first season on staff. Mindy played and graduated from Cornerstone. She owns the three lowest Goals Against Averages for a season during her career (2006, 2004, and 2005). She was always a very good teammate and she will be a great addition to our staff. Mindy has coached various club and High School teams since graduating in 2008.
Dan is in his eighth 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
Dan is married to Renee McAllister and they reside in Grand Haven, Mich. They have four daughters (Danielle, Charise, Christina and Chelsea.
Eric is in his fourth year of coaching the goalkeepers for Cornerstone's women's team. He coached the goalkeepers in 2000 and has returned for his second stint with the women's team. He was a four year starter for and graduate of Cornerstone. He also coached the men's team in 1999 and trained both the men's and women's goalkeepers in 2008 before moving back to just the women's team in 2009. He was the head women's soccer coach at Grace College (Ind.) from 2003-2007. Coach Mikel has also coached various club teams and players in the area. He will be coaching with the Michigan Wolves of Grand Rapids this fall.
Eric is married to Jodi Mikel and they have four children (Kaiya, Elijah, Kennedy and Abram). They reside in Grand Rapids.