Kevin Cole
Kevin Cole
Title: Head Track & Field Coach
Phone: 616-395-7138
Year: 16th
Previous College: PhD, Ball State, Master's; Texas Christian; Bachelor's, Hope College
2020 First (Indoor)
Cancelled (Outdoor)
2019 Second (Outdoor) First (Indoor) ---
2018 First (Indoor &
2017 Second (Indoor & Outdoor) 24th (Outdoor)
2016 Second (Indoor & Outdoor) 25th (Outdoor)
2015 Second ---
2014 Second 64th
2013 Second 69th
2012 First - tie ---
2011 Second ---
2010 Second 37th
2009 Second 13th
2008 Second 20th
2007 Second 22nd
2006 Second 33rd

Alumnus and former All-Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association athlete Kevin Cole returned to his alma mater in 2005 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.

Through the 2018 outdoor season, he has coached 58 conference champions in women's track & field and 19 NCAA Division III All-American performances.

The 2012 season marked an historic point in Hope track and field when both the men's and women's teams captured the MIAA championship in the same year.

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 three children.