2013-14 Men's Track & Field
Nate Van Holten Image
Nate Van Holten
Position: Assistant Coach
Years Coached: 12th Season

Email: doctor_nate@hotmail.com

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.

   

 

 

 
 
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
 
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
 
 
 
  • 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
  • Apr. 26 - Men's Outdoor Track & Field @ Hillsdale Gina Relays - No Team Score