Alan BabbittSports Information Director
Alan Babbitt began working for Hope College in July 2013 as sports information director. He is in charge of publicity for Hope’s varsity athletic teams and ACHA hockey 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 a member of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). He serves as a district coordinator in CoSIDA's Academic All-America program for NCAA Division III men's soccer, women's soccer and softball teams in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. He is a voter in the national polls for d3football.com and the Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMCLA).
- B.A., journalism, Grand Valley State University, 2000
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.