Calvin College

Kevin Van Duyn heads into his sixth yr as head baseball coach at Calvin College, his alma mater. A two-time Division III All-American second baseman at Calvin, Van Duyn is the thirteenth head baseball coach at school historical past, together with the ninth since Calvin joined the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Affiliation (MIAA) in 1953.

Yr File MIAA 2019 17-22 12-16 (sixth) 2020 3-0 Covid Yr 2021 22-16 16-8 (2nd) 2022 19-18 11-10 (4th) 2023 19-20 10-11 (fifth) Whole 80-77 49-45

In 4 years as head baseball coach at Calvin, Van Duyn has an general report of 80-77 and a convention report of 49-45 which features a second place MIAA end in 2021.

On the time of his hiring within the fall of 2018, Calvin director of athletics Dr. Jim Timmer mentioned Van Duyn’s Christian religion, ardour for baseball and talent to steer student-athletes made him a terrific match for the job and the Calvin athletic division. “Kevin’s profession in teaching and athletic administration is a testomony to his servant-leadership,” mentioned Timmer, “and I’m thrilled to welcome him again dwelling to the Calvin household.”

Van Duyn is equally thrilled to be Calvin’s head coach. “It’s a dream to return again to Calvin to function head baseball coach,” he mentioned. “It’s not usually that you simply get a chance in life to serve at your alma mater, and I’ll have been blessed to do it twice, first at the highschool and now on the school stage. I’m grateful to be again in an intentional Christian group, and I sit up for a brand new chapter in my life. I’m additionally keen to satisfy the younger males on our workforce individually. That excites me. I sit up for every day interplay with them and constructing a tradition and a workforce.”

A local of Jenison, Michigan, VanDuyn joins Calvin after nearly 20 years within the Jenison colleges system. He returned to his highschool alma mater, Jenison Excessive Faculty, in 1999 and served as highschool director of athletics from 1999-2004 after which once more from 2013 to the current. In between he was the Jenison Center Faculty director of athletics and served 5 years because the Jenison varsity ladies basketball coach. In 2017, he was honored because the Excessive Faculty Athletic Director of the Yr by the West Michigan Officers Affiliation.

The 1987 Calvin graduate was each a standout level guard on the boys’s basketball workforce and a four-year starter on the baseball workforce. In baseball, he helped Calvin win one league crown and acquire its first-ever NCAA III Event look. He was All-MIAA 3 times in baseball and hit .426 in convention play, together with .500 his senior yr. He additionally was an All-American in each 1985 and 1987. A 3-year starter at level guard, Van Duyn led the Calvin males’s basketball workforce to an MIAA title in 1986 and a pair of NCAA III Event appearances and in addition was a primary workforce All-MIAA choice in each 1986 and 1987.

As a senior, he was named the recipient of Calvin’s Bere’ Memorial Award (given to the highest senior male scholar-athlete) and graduated from Calvin with a bachelor’s diploma in training. Van Duyn started his educating and training profession at Westminster Christian in Huntsville, Alabama, the place he served as a school member and head baseball coach. He then moved to Valley Christian Excessive Faculty in Cerritos, California, the place he taught and coached varsity baseball and freshmen boys basketball coach, main Valley Christian to 5 consecutive convention championships in baseball and the 1992 California State championship. He additionally was named the California Interscholastic Federation Baseball Coach of the Yr. Van Duyn then moved to Chicago Christian Excessive Faculty in Palos Heights, Illinois, the place he served as Dean of scholars from 1994-to-1999. At Chicago Christian he additionally served as head varsity boys basketball coach and as an assistant varsity baseball coach.

Along with his undergraduate diploma from Calvin Faculty, Van Duyn holds a grasp’s diploma in athletic administration from Azusa-Pacific College and a grasp’s diploma in training from Grand Valley State College.

Van Duyn and his spouse Kim reside in Jenison and are the mother and father of two sons and three daughters.

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