Had about 100 people at the coaches’ luncheon in the West Commons on Thursday afternoon. Hats off to Wes Fopma for organizing the event. Hopefully everyone had a good time. Access audio and pictures of the event at http://www.dordt.edu/cgi-bin/news/get_news.pl?id=2480
Off and running today with volleyball and soccer….more of the same tomorrow. Also am looking forward to the football scrimmage tomorrow. If the weather holds we’ll be at the Open Space Park at 11:30.
Meet the team bios are up for the volleyball team at http://www.dordt.edu/athletics/volleyball/meet_the_team.shtml
Jeff Zomer, baseball coach, gave me his schedule for September. Tournament at Northwestern on September 8 at 12:30 and 5:30. Scrimmage Morningside at Lewis and Clark Park at 3:30 and scrimmage Northwestern on September 21 at 5:00. The team also typically closes out September with an intra-squad World Series.
Assistant coaches list for football includes:
Stan Altemeierâ€”Served as an assistant coach at Western Christian High School (Iowa) the last three years. A 1999 graduate of B-G-M (Brooklyn-Gurnsey-Malcom) in East Central Iowa. Upon graduation Altemeier attended Cornell (Iowa) where he was a linebacker and fullback. He also played one season of football at Upper Iowa where he played tight end.
Tim Carpenterâ€”A 1997 graduate of the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska where he was a tight end on the 1996 National Championship team and earned four letters. Is a native of Columbus, Nebraska.
Nick Crossâ€”Graduated from Lynnville-Sully High School and went on to play four years at Central (Iowa) where he earned all-Iowa Conference honors at safety and was an all-academic all-conference selection before graduating in 2005.
Nate Maassenâ€”Played for Northwestern (Iowa) from 1996-1999. Was a member of the 1996 team that qualified for the NAIA playoffs and advanced to the quarterfinal round of the playoffs. Is a 1996 graduate of MOC Floyd Valley High School.
Eric Scottâ€”Was most recently at Culver-Stockton (Missouri) where he coached running backs and wide receivers. Earned his Masterâ€™s degree from East Central (Oklahoma) and also coached running backs at the Ada, Oklahoma school.
Micah Stanleyâ€”A 2006 graduate of Central Valley Christian High School (California). Spent one season as an assistant coach at the same school while attending College of the Sequioas.
Harry Wieringaâ€”A 1993 Dordt College graduate and a 1989 graduate of Unity Christian High School (Iowa). Also serves on the Dordt College Alumni Council.
Derek Petersâ€”A 2004 graduate of Denver Christian High School. Played center on a team that won the Colorado Class 2A state title.
These individuals, along with Bill Bauer and Wade Whites make up coach John Heavner’s first coaching staff. All are spending at least some time with the Dordt College program in helping us get started.
The sun is shining, it’s going to be a great day!!!!!!!!!!