Alan Babbitt

Sports Information Director
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Alan Babbitt began working for Hope College in July 2013 as sports information director. He oversees publicity for Hope’s varsity and NCAA Division III athletic teams and the college’s American Collegiate Hockey Association team. He manages the athletics website and social media accounts, while also handling outside media coverage of the Flying Dutch and Flying Dutchmen.

Alan is the primary contact for baseball, men’s basketball, football, men’s golf, men’s lacrosse, women’s soccer, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s track and field, and ACHA hockey. 

Alan is a member of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). He serves as an assistant coordinator in CoSIDA’s Academic All-America program and is a member of CoSIDA’s Goodwill and Wellness committee. He votes in the national poll for


  • B.A., journalism, Grand Valley State University, 2000

Professional experience

Alan spent more than eight years as a freelance sports reporter for the Grand Rapids Press and 10 years at the Holland Sentinel as the sports editor, where he coordinated regional sports coverage.

Why I love Hope

Alan believes Hope is a special place because of the shared desire among students, staff and faculty to utilize their God-given talents to serve and make the world a better place. He sees Hope as a place where Christian faith can be grown and cultivated, providing fruit for a lifetime, and where people can strive for, and achieve, excellence.

Outside the college

Alan enjoys spending his free time with his talented, caring and beautiful wife, Krista, and his two daughters, Madeleine and Elise. He feels that nothing is better than being a husband and a dad. He is also an avid Detroit Tigers and Indianapolis Colts fan.


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Alan Babbitt

Phone Number616.395.7856

Anderson-Werkman Financial Center 100 East 8th Street Holland, MI 49423-3698
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