2014-15 Women's Track & Field
Nate Van Holten
Position: Assistant Coach
Years Coached: 13th Season

Email: doctor_nate@hotmail.com

Nate Van Holten begins his first year as the Cornerstone University 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 coach 2012 Olympic Trials Steeplechaser, 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-Americans 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.HometownPrevious School
Bailey BroganSODistance Kalamazoo, Mich.Mattawan H.S.
Kaitlyn BronkemaJRSprints McBain, Mich.McBain H.S.
Cathy CoryellSOMiddle Distance Hamilton, Mich.Hamilton H.S.
Brittany GreenSRMulti's Monclova, Ohio.Anthony Wayne H.S.
Brianna GriffithsSRDistance/Walks Roselle, Ill.Lake Park H.S.
Larissa HamptonSRSprints Fort Wayne, Ind.Snider H.S.
Mariah HolmesSOVault Tustin, Mich.Pine River H.S.
Cathy KimSOJumps/Vault Kentwood, Mich.East Kentwood H.S.
Lindsay LipaSRSprints/Jumps Canton, Mich.Plymouth Canton H.S.
Melissa ManlanJRDistance Kalamazoo, Mich.Kalamazoo Central H.S.
Tess OdegardSOJumps Ypsilanti, Mich.Milan H.S.
Julie OosterhouseSRMiddle Distance Byron Center, Mich.Byron Center H.S.
Kayla OvokaitysJRWalks Cedar Springs, Mich.Cedar Springs H.S.
Gabby ReamsSOVault Ada, Mich.Forest Hills Eastern H.S.
Haley RussellSRThrows Leroy, Mich.Pine River H.S.
Lyndee SayersJRHurdles Edison, Ohio.Mt. Gilead Christian H.S.
Leah ShepherdSRDistance Grand Rapids, Mich.East Kentwood H.S.
Rachel SkinnerSOSprints Bolingbrook, Ill.Naperville Central H.S.
Anita SouzaSRHudles/Sprints Varginha, Brazil.Mary Holy Name H.S.
Audrey TremaineJRDistance Jackson, Mich.Leslie H.S.
Sydney TremaineSRDistance Jackson, Mich.Leslie H.S.
CallyAnne WymaSRDistance Saint Louis, Mich.Sount Louis H.S.
Paul Koutz - Head Coach - 3rd season
Rod Wortley - Director of Cross Country/Track & Field - 19th season
Kevin Patterson - Assistant Coach - 15th season
Nate Van Holten - Assistant Coach - 13th season
 
Roster
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrevious School
Bailey BroganSODistance Kalamazoo, Mich.Mattawan H.S.
Kaitlyn BronkemaJRSprints McBain, Mich.McBain H.S.
Cathy CoryellSOMiddle Distance Hamilton, Mich.Hamilton H.S.
Brittany GreenSRMulti's Monclova, Ohio.Anthony Wayne H.S.
Brianna GriffithsSRDistance/Walks Roselle, Ill.Lake Park H.S.
Larissa HamptonSRSprints Fort Wayne, Ind.Snider H.S.
Mariah HolmesSOVault Tustin, Mich.Pine River H.S.
Cathy KimSOJumps/Vault Kentwood, Mich.East Kentwood H.S.
Lindsay LipaSRSprints/Jumps Canton, Mich.Plymouth Canton H.S.
Melissa ManlanJRDistance Kalamazoo, Mich.Kalamazoo Central H.S.
Tess OdegardSOJumps Ypsilanti, Mich.Milan H.S.
Julie OosterhouseSRMiddle Distance Byron Center, Mich.Byron Center H.S.
Kayla OvokaitysJRWalks Cedar Springs, Mich.Cedar Springs H.S.
Gabby ReamsSOVault Ada, Mich.Forest Hills Eastern H.S.
Haley RussellSRThrows Leroy, Mich.Pine River H.S.
Lyndee SayersJRHurdles Edison, Ohio.Mt. Gilead Christian H.S.
Leah ShepherdSRDistance Grand Rapids, Mich.East Kentwood H.S.
Rachel SkinnerSOSprints Bolingbrook, Ill.Naperville Central H.S.
Anita SouzaSRHudles/Sprints Varginha, Brazil.Mary Holy Name H.S.
Audrey TremaineJRDistance Jackson, Mich.Leslie H.S.
Sydney TremaineSRDistance Jackson, Mich.Leslie H.S.
CallyAnne WymaSRDistance Saint Louis, Mich.Sount Louis H.S.
Paul Koutz - Head Coach - 3rd season
Rod Wortley - Director of Cross Country/Track & Field - 19th season
Kevin Patterson - Assistant Coach - 15th season
Nate Van Holten - Assistant Coach - 13th season
 
 
 
  • May. 24 - Women's Outdoor Track & Field @ NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships - 5th of 98
  • May. 23 - Women's Outdoor Track & Field @ NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships - No Team Score
  • May. 22 - Women's Outdoor Track & Field @ NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships - No Team Score
  • May. 10 - Women's Outdoor Track & Field @ GVSU Last Chance Meet - No Team Score
  • May. 9 - Women's Outdoor Track & Field @ Dr. Keeler Invitational - No Team Score
  • May. 9 - Women's Outdoor Track & Field @ 2nd to Last Chance Meet - No Team Score
  • May. 8 - Women's Outdoor Track & Field @ Dr. Keeler Invitational - No Team Score
  • May. 2 - Women's Outdoor Track & Field @ WHAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships - 3rd of 6
  • May. 1 - Women's Outdoor Track & Field @ WHAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships - No Team Score
  • Apr. 26 - Women's Outdoor Track & Field @ Hillsdale Gina Relays - No Team Score