Chris Van Timmeren has guided Hope College's hockey fortunes since the 2000-01 season.
Van Timmeren owns an overall record of 497-151-13 and guided the Flying Dutchmen to 19 consecutive winning seasons and an American Collegiate Hockey Association national championship in 2018.
Hope has won five Michigan Collegiate Hockey Conference tournament titles (02-03, 03-04, 06-07, 07-08, 14-15) and five regular-season MCHC titles (04-05, 07-08, 09-10, 10-11, 11-12).
Van Timmeren has been voted MCHC Coach of the Year six times (04-05, 060-07, 09-10, 10-11, 11-12, 19-20). He was also the ACHA Coach of the Year in 2006-2007, 2007-08 and 2017-18.
Van Timmeren was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he played hockey at Grand Rapids Christian High School. He is a Hope College alumnus, and was integral in starting Hope's hockey team as a student. He played two seasons before graduating with a degree in geology. He began coaching as an assistant during the 1999-2000 season.
Van Timmeren lives in Hudsonville, Michigan with his wife, Gina, and daughter, River, and has strong has strong family ties within the program. He is assisted by his younger brother, Scott Van Timmeren. His father, Dr. Bob Van Timmeren, is the team physician.