Orange and Blue Athletics Podcast: Football Coach Peter Stuursma and Senior Joey Stark

Hope College football coach Peter Stuursma and senior quarterback Joey Stark discuss on the Orange and Blue Hope Athletics Podcast this week’s decision that the program will focus on preparing for the Fall 2021 season and will not participate in MIAA league play this spring. The Flying Dutchmen instead will follow a phased-in offseason training […]

Orange and Blue Athletics Podcast: Track and Field Coach Kevin Cole

Track and field head coach Kevin Cole ‘88 enjoyed the opportunity to see a small group of his Hope College student-athletes compete indoors last weekend. In the first athletic event of the school year, 25 from Cole’s men’s and women’s teams went to Grand Valley State University for a three-time meet on Saturday, January 16. […]

Hope Athletics Podcast: Tim Schoonveld, Director of Athletics

As Hope College approaches the start of a new semester and the tipoff of its first athletic event in 10 months, Director of Athletics Tim Schoonveld ‘96 is busy juggling a multitude of important tasks. Despite the uncertainty and challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, he’s working tirelessly to not only give Hope student-athletes […]

Hope Reynolds, Swim/Dive Teams Keep Faith Amid Cancer Diagnosis

A demanding training routine featuring lots of miles and hours in the pool. An academic semester and competition schedule disrupted by a worldwide pandemic. And, most important, a teammate in special need of encouragement and care hundreds of miles away from Hope College. Facing numerous challenges together, head coach Jake Taber and the Hope women’s […]

‘A Dad’s Dream’ for Three Hope Coaches

Close-knit. Shared love of sport. Competitive. There are many ways to describe families, but these words aptly describe each of the three unique families involved with Hope College Athletics this school year. The Coles, the Fritzes and the Morehouses all feature fathers as head coaches and one of their children as student-athletes on their teams. […]

Equipment Manager Gordon VanderYacht to Retire

Equipment manager Gordon VanderYacht’s diligent and detailed behind-the-scenes efforts helped Hope College Athletics look and feel its best every day, whether practicing or competing, rain or shine, fall, winter and spring. Since 1988, VanderYacht handled all of the athletic laundry and equipment needs for Hope’s 22 varsity teams, each with its own specific requirements and […]

Hope Athletics Podcast: Brian Morehouse, Women’s Basketball

Brian Morehouse is reminded to be grateful every time he steps on the basketball court at DeVos Fieldhouse. Hope College women’s basketball coach is surrounded by greatness that extends well beyond the court where his nationally renowned team practices and plays. “I am around incredible women every single day,” Morehouse said during the latest episode […]

Hope Athletics Podcast: Greg Mitchell, Men’s Basketball

Greg Mitchell’s love of basketball and family courses through him now just like they did when he was a child. Amid challenging times, the Hope College men’s basketball coach is leaning on both passions to keep his spirits high. This year, Mitchell is enjoying being back together and practicing with his Flying Dutchmen basketball team, […]

Hope Athletics Podcast: Jake Taber, Swimming and Diving

Jake Taber ‘04 is guiding the Hope College men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams through uncharted waters right now with determination, flexibility and a smile. Despite this fall’s unprecedented, COVID-19 impacted semester, he wants a similar transformational experience for his student-athletes that he enjoyed at his alma mater. Taber, who’s in his third season […]

Student-Athletes Aid Effort to Stop Youth Hunger in West Michigan

An appetite for stopping youth hunger in West Michigan galvanized Hope College student-athletes this semester. Led by the Athletes Coming Together/Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (ACT/SAAC), Hope’s 22 varsity teams combined to raise more than $3,200 in donations for Hand2Hand.  Based in Hudsonville, Michigan, Hand2Hand provides food for youth and children facing weekend hunger in West Michigan. […]