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. The Flying Dutchmen were also MIAA co-champions in 2011.
Through the 2012 season he has coached 38 conference champions in men's track & field and eight NCAA All-American performances.
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
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