Baseball Coach Stu Fritz: Hope Athletics Podcast

Baseball has been a central part of Stu Fritz’s life as long as he can remember. From family vacations to St. Louis Cardinals games growing up in Iowa to 28 seasons as Hope College’s baseball coach, he has loved the game. Prior to last weekend’s season-opening doubleheader, Fritz joined the Orange and Blue Podcast to […]

Softball Coach Mary VandeHoef: Hope Athletics Podcast

Head coach Mary VandeHoef is eager to lead her Hope College softball team on the field again. After 364 days since their last games, she is poised to get the chance to compete with the Flying Dutch this weekend. Hope opens the 2021 season with a non-league doubleheader at Hanover College (Indiana) on Saturday, March […]

Men’s Lacrosse Coach Michael Schanhals: Hope Athletics Podcast

All these years later, Michael Schanhals ’91, Hope College’s men’s lacrosse coach, still shakes his head about how his coaching career began. He recalls visiting a friend in his old dorm room at Hope College when a call for him there. He answered the phone — which hung on a wall, not in his hand. […]

Women’s Lacrosse Coach Keagan Pontious: Hope Athletics Podcast

For years, Keagan Pontious picked up a lacrosse stick and instinctively knew exactly what to do — at an elite level, too. Now, as coach of the Hope College women’s lacrosse team, the former NCAA Division II All-American is embracing the new challenge of sharing her wisdom with her student-athletes. “That’s been the hardest part […]

Tennis Coach Bob Cawood: Hope Athletics Podcast

Bob Cawood ’13 relishes the repetitive sound of a tennis ball being launched into play and then returned. He’s missing hearing it in a competitive setting at Hope College. Cawood is optimistic that will change this weekend when his Hope College men’s and women’s tennis teams are scheduled to begin the 2021 season with a […]

Football Coach Peter Stuursma and Senior Joey Stark: Hope Athletics Podcast:

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 […]

Track and Field Coach Kevin Cole: Hope Athletics Podcast:

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. […]

Director of Athletics Tim Schoonveld: Hope Athletics Podcast:

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 […]

Women’s Basketball Coach Brian Morehouse: Hope Athletics Podcast

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 […]

Men’s Basketball Coach Greg Mitchell: Hope Athletics Podcast

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, […]