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Coach Nate Van Holten enters his 12th season with the Cornerstone cross country and track & field programs and is in his third as head men’s crcoach.
In his time at Cornerstone, the record books have been re-written as they have amassed 70 All Americans (7 XC, 63 track) and included in those honors are four National Champions and 10 National Runner up finishes. The cross country teams have gone to Nationals as a team on five occasions and had an individual qualifier every year. In 2007 the team finished 5th as a team, the best team finish at CU.
In the 2014 track season Van Holten coached a pair of National Champions in the Mile and 3k Racewalk.
A pair of former CU athlete in which Van Holten has continued to work with, Derek Scott and Zach Ripley, have represented team USA in three different international competitions. Both athletes hit qualifying times for the Olympic Trials while Derek Scott also went on to become a sub 4-minute miler, running 3:57. Van Holten has helped nine athletes qualify for the USA JR Championships and seven qualify for the USA Outdoor Championships.
Coach “Q” started out as a walk-on at Cornerstone University and in his final season finished as an All-American in the 4x4 relay indoor with a 5th place finish. He has a Masters Degree from Grand Valley State University in Social Work after his undergrad at Cornerstone in Youth Psychology. He currently resides in Grand Rapids with his wife Jane and two kids Logan and Olympia.