Coach Cole and 2012 MIAA Champion Flying Dutch and Flying Dutchmen captains.
and former All-MIAA athlete Kevin Cole returned to his alma
mater in 2005-06 to guide the fortunes of the Hope College men's and women's
track and field program. He holds the academic rank of associate
professor of kinesiology.
The 2012 season marked an historic point in Hope track and field when both the men's and women's teams captured the Michigan
Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) in the same year. Through the 2012 season he has coached 28 conference champions
in women's track and field; a national champion and seven NCAA
A 1988 Hope graduate, Cole was formerly
at Adrian College where he chaired the department of exercise science
and physical education. Prior to joining the Adrian faculty in 1998,
he taught and coached track and field at Northwestern College in
Orange City, Iowa. He holds the masters of science degree in physical
education from Texas Christian University and the Ph.D. in human
bioenergetics from Ball State University.
Cole was a four-time All-MIAA athlete, twice in both cross country and track. He was a two-time MIAA champion
in the 800-meter run, setting Hope and conference records in the
event. He was co-captain of the cross country and track & field teams
as a senior.
He is a native of Jenison, Mich. His
wife, Lynn Kingma Cole, is a 1990 Hope graduate. The Coles have three
Hope Under Coach Cole
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