2013-14 Men's Track & Field
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Paul Koutz
Position: Assistant Coach
Years Coached: 13th Season
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Paul Koutz enters the 2012-2013 season in his twelfth year as assistant coach for sprints, hurdles, jumps and multi-events and seventh year as recruiting coordinator for cross country/track and field.
Since becoming a full time coach in 2005, Koutz has guided his even groups to 45 All-American honors, five national runners-up, and one National Champion.  Amongst his even groups, Koutz has qualified eleven different high jumpers to the NAIA National Championships and has returned with nine All-American honrs including two National runners-up.  In 2011, four of his hurdlers posted NAIA qualifying marks indoors and outdoors as well as breaking two school records over teh barriers.  Cornerstone hurdlers have been represented at each Indoor and Outdoor NAIA National Championships since Koutz's arrival on staff in 2002.  The 2011 season also saw Koutz's first USATF Junior qualifier in the 400 hurdles.  The sprint crew has delivered much success under Koutz's tutelage as well, which has included national qualifying 4x100 and 4x400 teams on the women's side and three All-American squads over that span. On the men's sprint side, the 4x400 has been the school's most successful relay squad at the conference adn antional level.  At WHAC Championships, the 4x400 has won six titles in seven years, including the WHAC record outdoors and has been represented at Indoor Nationals each year since Koutz's arrival and outdoors nine of ten years including a pair of All-American relay teams.  As a multi-event coach, he has had five different National Qualifiers which include All-American performances in both the pentathlon and heptathlon for women and decathlon for men.  The year 2010 marked the first year that Koutz had multiple All-Americans in the same multi-event as his women pentathletes finished third adn fifth place respectively at the Indoor National Championships.
At the conference level, his athletes have amassed 70 WHAC individual titles and 14 relay championships including 20 WHAC meet records over a seven year/fourteen meet span.  He has also coached eleven WHAC Most Valuable Athletes over that same time frame.  At the 2011 Indoor and Outdoor WHAC meets, Koutz guided athltes to five individual WHAC titles, and one relay title as well as the Women's Indoor and Outdoor Athletes of the Meet awards.
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 Athleteof 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 occastions 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.  
 
 
Men's Track & Field Roster
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
Thomas BambachJRDistance  Allendale, Mich.Allendale H.S.
Greg BegemanFRDistance  Portage, Mich.Portage Northern H.S.
Jacob BensonFRDistance  Alpena, Mich.Alpena H.S.
Josh BrandFRMulti's  Grand Rapids, Mich.Forest Hills Northern
Jon BrinksSOSprints  Hudsonville, Mich.Unity Christian H.S.
Hunter BurnhamFRDistance  Gypsum, Colo.Eagle Valley H.S.
Jared CourtrightSRDistance  Wyoming, Mich.Hudsonville H.S.
Mike DarlingJRMiddle Distance  Galesburg, Ill.Galesburg H.S.
Dan DoorSOThrows  Wayland, Mich.Wayland Union H.S.
Louis FallandSRDistance  Nuriootpa, Australia.Numonohi Christian Academy
Ben ForemanSRDistance  Holland, Mich.Grand Rapids Community College
Deon FoxSOHurdles/Multi's  Muskegon, Mich.Western Michigan Christian H.S.
Tyler GreySRMiddle Distance  Penfield, Ill.Armstrong Potomac H.S.
Nick HayesJRSprints  Holland, Mich.West Ottawa H.S.
Austin HazenSOSprints  Freeland, Mich.Freeland H.S.
Jared HolmbergJRMiddle Distance  Muskegon, Mich.Muskegon H.S.
Tyler KubikSOSprints  Sterling Heights, Mich.Henry Ford II H.S.
Alex MaciasJRSprints  Lansing, Mich.Haslett H.S.
Johnathan MrosewskeFRJumps/Multi's  Constantine, Mich.Three Rivers H.S.
Logan NortonJRPole Vault/Jump  Comstock Park, Mich.Calvin Christian H.S.
Ross RaymondJRThrows  Tustin, Mich.Pine River H.S.
Cody RischSRRace Walk  Mason, Mich.Williamston H.S.
William RussellFRSprints  Pickering, OntarioPine Ridge Secondary School
Tyler SteigengaJRDistance  Holland, Mich.Holland Christian H.S.
Ethan TrombleyFRDistance  Emmett, Mich.Yale H.S.
Gabriel TurnerFRThrows  Grand Rapids, Mich.Forest Hills Eastern H.S.
Ryan VersenSRSprints/Hurdles  Grand Rapids, Mich.Kenowa Hills H.S.
Isaac WithrowJRDistance/Walks  Tinley Park, Ill.Tinley Park Andrew H.S.
Stuart WolffFRSprints  Sugar Grove, Ill.Harvest Christian Academy
Rod Wortley - Director of Cross Country/Track & Field - 18th season
Paul Koutz - Assistant Coach - 13th season
Nate Van Holten - Assistant Coach - 12th season
Kevin Patterson - Assistant Coach - 14th season
 
 
 
  • Dec. 5 - Men's Indoor Track & Field @ Laker Early Bird (Hosted by Grand Valley State) - No Team Score
  • May. 24 - Men's Outdoor Track & Field @ NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships - 28th of 100
  • May. 23 - Men's Outdoor Track & Field @ NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships - No Team Score
  • May. 22 - Men's Outdoor Track & Field @ NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships - No Team Score
  • May. 10 - Men's Outdoor Track & Field @ GVSU Last Chance Meet - No Team Score
  • May. 9 - Men's Outdoor Track & Field @ Dr. Keeler Invitational - No Team Score
  • May. 9 - Men's Outdoor Track & Field @ 2nd to Last Chance Meet - No Team Score
  • May. 8 - Men's Outdoor Track & Field @ Dr. Keeler Invitational - No Team Score
  • May. 2 - Men's Outdoor Track & Field @ WHAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships - 3rd of 6
  • May. 1 - Men's Outdoor Track & Field @ WHAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships - No Team Score