2012-13 Men's Track & Field
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Nate Van Holten
Position: Assistant Coach
Years Coached: 11th Season

Email: [email protected]

Nate Van Holten begins his first year as the Cornerstone University's Men's Head Cross Country Coach after eleven years as an assistant coach for men's middle distance, distance and race walk events. In that time his athletes have broken every school record in cross country and distance events in track and set three conference records.

Since 2006, he has guided the men's cross country team to four NAIA National Championship appearances and the 2009 Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference title.

In 2012, Zach Ripley, the 2010 NAIA National Champion in the 3,000 meter steeplechase, bettered the qualifying standard for the U.S. Olympic Trials in that event. Van Holten's men have owned the steeplechase in the WHAC, winning every year since 2004.

Van Holten also coached 2012 Olympic Trials Steeplechase, Derek Scott to nine All-America honors, and the 2007 NAIA National Championship in the 1500 meters as well a spot on the 2004 United States Jr. National team while at CU. He has also had five of his athletes qualify and compete at the USATF Jr. National Championships. Altogether, Van Holten has coached 14 athletes to 32 All-American honors, two National titles, and six National Runner-up finishes.

During his collegiate career, Van Holten was an NAIA All-American 4x400 meter runner, competing in four national championship events and earning three WHAC titles in relay events. Van Holten received a master's degree in social work from Grand Valley State University in 2004 and completed his B.S. in youth psychology from Cornerstone in 2002. He also holds three USATF Level II coaching certifications as well as instructor training certification. Nate, his wife, Jane, and their two children live in Grand Rapids.




Men's Track & Field Roster
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
Thomas BambachSODistance  Allendale, Mich.Allendale H.S.
Zach BourdonSRMiddle Distance  Muskegon, Mich.Reeths Puffer H.S.
Jon BrinksFRSprints  Hudsonville, Mich.Unity Christian H.S.
Jared CourtrightSRDistance  Wyoming, Mich.Hudsonville H.S.
Mike DarlingSOMiddle Distance  Galesburg, Ill.Galesburg H.S.
Dan DoorFRThrows  Wayland, Mich.Wayland Union H.S.
Louis FallandJRDistance  Nuriootpa, Australia.Numonohi Christian Academy
Deon FoxFRHurdles/Multi's  Muskegon, Mich.Western Michigan Christian H.S.
Tyler GreyJRMiddle Distance  Penfield, Ill.Armstrong Potomac H.S.
Nick HayesSOSprints  Holland, Mich.West Ottawa H.S.
Austin HazenFRSprints  Freeland, Mich.Freeland H.S.
Cameron HillSOJumps  Marn, Mich.Coopersville H.S.
Jared HolmbergSOMiddle Distance  Muskegon, Mich.Muskegon H.S.
Tyler KubikFRSprints  Sterling Heights, Mich.Henry Ford II H.S.
Bryant LangdonSRThrows  Big Rapids, Mich.Big Rapids H.S.
Travis MabeSRDistance  Deford, Mich.Cass City H.S.
Alex MaciasSOSprints  Lansing, Mich.Haslett H.S.
Mike MahonFRThrows  Middleville, Mich.Thornapple Kellogg H.S.
Logan NortonSOPole Vault/Jump  Comstock Park, Mich.Calvin Christian H.S.
Spencer PerryJRMulti's  Adrian, Mich.Lenawee Christian H.S.
Ross RaymondSOThrows  Tustin, Mich.Pine River H.S.
Cody RischSRDistance/Walks  Mason, Mich.Williamston H.S.
Eric SchroederSRSprints  Scotts, Mich.Climax-Scotts H.S.
Tyler SteigengaSODistance  Holland, Mich.Holland Christian H.S.
Nate VanderwallSODistance/Walks  Byron Center, Mich.Zion Christian H.S.
Ryan VersenJRSprints/Hurdles  Grand Rapids, Mich.Kenowa Hills H.S.
Isaac WithrowSODistance/Walks  Tinley Park, Ill.Tinley Park Andrew H.S.
Zach YeoSRSprints  Cedar Springs, Mich.Cedar Springs H.S.
Rod Wortley - Director of Cross Country/Track & Field - 17th season
Paul Koutz - Assistant Coach - 12th season
Nate Van Holten - Assistant Coach - 11th season
Kevin Patterson - Assistant Coach - 13th season
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