Northuis < email@example.com >, a five-time Michigan Intercollegiate
Athletic Association (MIAA) all-conference cross country and
track runner at Hope, has guided the cross country fortunes of
his alma mater since 1988. Over 24 seasons the Flying Dutchmen
have finished third or higher in the conference standings every
year. The 2012 Flying Dutchmen placed second in the MIAA seasonal
A professor of kinesiology
and chair of the department, Northuis is also the head
coach of the women's cross country team.
He is active in the College Cross Country Coaches Association
and has served on the NCAA Division III advisory committee for
cross country and
track & field.
A 1982 Hope graduate, Northuis
won the 1979 Hope Cross Country Invitational and the 1980 MIAA
cross country championship. He finished in the top five at
the MIAA meet each of his four years. He was among the nation's
top small college cross country runners, finishing 27th as
both a junior and senior at the NCAA Division III national
In track, Northuis won the 5,000
meter run at the 1980 MIAA Field Day. He is still the Hope
record holder in the 3,000 meter steeplechase and six-mile
Northuis earned the Masters degree
in exercise physiology at the University of Michigan and received
the Ph.D. in exercise science from the University of Minnesota.
He and his wife, Pam Bulthouse,
a 1981 Hope College graduate, have five children, Anders, Elizabeth,
Klare, Madalyn, and Michaela.