Mark Northuis
Mark Northuis
Title: Head Men's & Women's Cross Country Coach, Professor of Kinesiology
Phone: 616-395-7689
Year: 30th
Previous College: PhD, Minnesota; Master's, Michigan; Bachelor's, Hope
2017 4th 16th ---
2016 4th 9th ---
2015 2nd 11th ---
2014 2nd 6th ---
2013 2nd 9th ---
2012 2nd 12th ---
2011 2nd 6th ---
2010 3rd 6th ---
2009 2nd 10th ---
2008 2nd 10th ---
2007 3rd 18th ---
2006 2nd 5th ---
2005 2nd 9th ---
2004 3rd 7th ---
2003 3rd 7th ---
2002 3rd 12th ---
2001 2nd 10th ---
2000 2nd 11th ---
1999 3rd 6th ---
1998 2nd 7th ---
1997 3rd 10th ---
1996 3rd 14th ---
1995 2nd 9th ---
1994 2nd 9th ---
1993 On sabbatical leave
1992 3rd 13th
1991 2nd 4th
1990 2nd 2nd
1989 2nd 4th
1988 2nd (tie) 4th

Mark Northuis, a five-time Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) all-conference cross country and track runner at Hope, has guided the cross country fortunes of his alma mater since 1988.

The Flying Dutchmen have finished third or higher in the conference standings in 27 of the past 29 seasons.

A professor of kinesiology, Northuis is also the head coach of the women's cross country team and assistant coach for the men's and women's track & field teams.  He is active in the College Cross Country Coaches Association and has served on the NCAA Division III advisory committee for cross country and track & field.

A 1982 Hope graduate, Northuis won the 1979 Hope Cross Country Invitational and the 1980 MIAA cross country championship. He finished in the top five at the MIAA meet each of his four years. He was among the nation's top small college cross country runners, finishing 27th as both a junior and senior at the NCAA Division III national championship meet.

In track, Northuis won the 5,000 meter run at the 1980 MIAA Field Day. He is still the Hope record holder in the 3,000 meter steeplechase and six-mile run.

Northuis earned the Masters degree in exercise physiology at the University of Michigan and received the Ph.D. in exercise science from the University of Minnesota.

He and his wife, Pam Bulthouse, a 1981 Hope College graduate, have five children, Anders, Elizabeth, Klare, Madalyn, and Michaela.