2013-14 Women's Track & Field
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Paul Koutz
Position: Head Coach
Years Coached: 2nd Season

Email: [email protected]

Paul Koutz enters the 2013-14 season in his second year as Head Women's Track & Field coach and thirteenth year as the event coach for sprints, hurdles, jumps and multi-events.

Since becoming a full time coach in 2005, Koutz has guided his event groups to 63 All-American honors, six National runners-up, and one National Champion. Over the 2013 season, Koutz guided All-Americans in the 60m hurdles, 100m hurdles, 400m, long jump, distance medley relay, 4x400m relay, Women's pentathlon, and Women's heptathlon. He also coached Deon Fox to the USATF Junior National Championships in the decathlon. 

His hurdlers have been represented at every NAIA National Championships, Indoor and Outdoor since 2003, while he has also had over twenty different horizontal and vertical jumpers compete at NAIA nationals. In the multi-events, Koutz has guided ten women All-Americans in the past four seasons. Koutz’s sprinters own every CU freshman and school record indoors and outdoors, and have coached six All-American relay squads in the 4x100 and 4x400.

At the conference level, his athletes have amassed over 75 WHAC (Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference) individual titles and 14 relay championships including 22 WHAC meet records over an eight year/sixteen meet span. He has also coached eleven WHAC Most Valuable Athletes over that same time frame.

During his collegiate Track & Field career at Cornerstone (1999-2001), Koutz compiled one of the most impressive resumes in school history. Upon graduation, Koutz held 15 school and conference records in the hurdles, jumps, and relays. He was honored in 2001 by being named the WHAC Outdoor Male Athlete of the Year, as well as taking 8th place in the 400m hurdles at the NAIA Outdoor National Championships. Koutz was also selected as the team MVP on two occasions and his senior year was given the school's highest honor winning the Golden Eagle award.

Koutz graduated from Cornerstone University in 2001 with a B.A. in Youth Education. He also currently holds two USA Track & Field Level II coaching certifications. He and his wife Jody currently live in the Grand Rapids area and have a daughter.

Women's Track & Field Roster
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrevious School
Bailey BroganFRDistance Kalamazoo, Mich.Mattawan H.S.
Kaitlyn BronkemaSOSprints McBain, Mich.McBain H.S.
Kaylee CarewJRDistance Casnovia, Mich.Kent City H.S.
Cathy CoryellFRMiddle Distance Hamilton, Mich.Hamilton H.S.
Brittany GreenJRMulti's Monclova, Ohio.Anthony Wayne H.S.
Brianna GriffithsJRDistance/Walks Roselle, Ill.Lake Park H.S.
Larissa HamptonJRSprints Fort Wayne, Ind.Snider H.S.
Mariah HolmesFRVault Tustin, Mich.Pine River H.S.
Trinity HulstSOMiddle Distance Hudsonville, Mich.Byron Center H.S. / Michigan St. Un
Cathy KimFRJumps/Vault Kentwood, Mich.East Kentwood H.S.
Erin LaplanderSRDistance Perrinton, Mich.Fulton-Middleton H.S.
Monica LawrenceSRDistance/Walks Schoolcraft, Mich.Schoolcraft H.S.
Lindsay LipaJRSprints/Jumps Canton, Mich.Plymouth Canton H.S.
Jill LouisignauSRDistance Beulah, Mich.Benzie H.S.
Melissa ManlanSODistance Kalamazoo, Mich.Kalamazoo Central H.S.
Tess OdegardFRJumps Ypsilanti, Mich.Milan H.S.
Julie OosterhouseJRMiddle Distance Byron Center, Mich.Byron Center H.S.
Kayla OvokaitysSOWalks Cedar Springs, Mich.Cedar Springs H.S.
Brooke OwensFRMiddle Distance Sterling Heights, Mich.Sterling Heights Stevenson H.S.
Gabby ReamsFRVault Ada, Mich.Forest Hills Eastern H.S.
Haley RussellJRThrows Leroy, Mich.Pine River H.S.
Lyndee SayersSOHurdles Edison, Ohio.Mt. Gilead Christian H.S.
Leah ShepherdJRDistance Grand Rapids, Mich.East Kentwood H.S.
Rachel SkinnerFRSprints Bolingbrook, Ill.Naperville Central H.S.
Anita SouzaJRHudles/Sprints Varginha, Brazil.Mary Holy Name H.S.
Audrey TremaineSODistance Jackson, Mich.Leslie H.S.
Sydney TremaineJRDistance Jackson, Mich.Leslie H.S.
Katie WalkerSOSprints Cadillac, Mich.Cadillac H.S.
CallyAnne WymaJRDistance Saint Louis, Mich.Sount Louis H.S.
Paul Koutz - Head Coach - 2nd season
Rod Wortley - Director of Cross Country/Track & Field - 18th season
Kevin Patterson - Assistant Coach - 14th season
Nate Van Holten - Assistant Coach - 12th season
  • May. 28 - Women's Outdoor Track & Field @ Day 3 - 2016 NAIA Outdoor National Championships - 66th of 71 - recap - results
  • May. 27 - Women's Outdoor Track & Field @ Day 2 - 2016 NAIA Outdoor National Championships - No Team Score - recap
  • May. 26 - Women's Outdoor Track & Field @ Day 1 - 2016 NAIA Outdoor National Championships - No Team Score - recap
  • May. 14 - Women's Outdoor Track & Field @ Last Chance Meet (Hosted by Grand Valley State) - No Team Score - results
  • May. 13 - Women's Outdoor Track & Field @ Second to Last Chance Meet (Hosted by Grand Valley State) - No Team Score - results
  • May. 12 - Women's Outdoor Track & Field @ Dr. Keeler Invitational (Hosted by North Central College) - No Team Score - results
  • May. 11 - Women's Outdoor Track & Field @ Twilight Meet (Hosted by Davenport University) - No Team Score - recap
  • May. 6 - Women's Outdoor Track & Field @ Day 2 - 2016 WHAC Outdoor Championships (Hosted by Siena Heights University) - 5th of 6 - recap - results
  • May. 5 - Women's Outdoor Track & Field @ Day 1 - 2016 WHAC Outdoor Championships (Hosted by Siena Heights University) - No Team Score - results
  • Apr. 30 - Women's Outdoor Track & Field @ Day 3 - 50th Annual Gina Relays (Hosted by Hillsdale College) - No Team Score - recap