Coaching Profiles

Coaching Profiles


Assistant Baseball Coach Dan Rypma

Coach Rypma and his wife, Christine, a teacher in the Cedar Springs Public School District, have been married 24 years. They have five children.


Ben Ritsema – Head Men’s Soccer Coach

Michigan Community College Athletic Association Men’s Soccer Coach of the Year 2013. Muskegon Chronicle Boys Soccer Coach of the Year during the 2004 & 2010 boys season at Reeths-Puffer High School. District Coach of the Year during the 2008 and 2010 girls soccer seasons at Reeths-Puffer High School. Muskegon Chronicle Girls Soccer Coach of the […]

Bill Bowen

Coach Bowen is entering his fourth season as the bowling coach at Muskegon Community College. Bill is a graduate of Oakridge High School (87), The Florida State University (1992), and Western Michigan University (2005). Coach Bowen was the first head coach for the bowling program at Fruitport High School when they adopted bowling as a […]

Brent Kowalski – Head Men’s Soccer Coach

Coached Grand Rapids FC women’s, which includes national team players Has the only year round training program which is soccer specific along the Lakeshore Is a huge Chelsea fan. Go Blues! Currently have three players in Division 1 soccer working their way to the MLS draft. He and his wife, Brontè, have a son, Weston, […]


Claudia Melton

MCC XC Alumni Ran Cross Country for six years Took four years of German in high school and spent three weeks in Germany I’ve been running since Girls on the Run in elementary school

Colleen Morse

Excelled in basketball and track for Oakridge High School Competed on recreation state championship women’s and co-ed softball teams Has worked at MCC for 39 years Longtime volunteer at Jayhawk sporting events Current secretary for the Athletic Office She and her husband, Rick, have one son, Ryan Schalk Ryan is a former MCC head softball […]



Jeff Lohman – Head Coach Women’s Soccer

Vision for the MCC women’s program is to develop strong, independent young women to have a mindset to succeed in life, in the classroom and on the soccer field MIHSSCA 2012 Division III Public School Coach of the Year Four-time Muskegon Chronicle Coach of the Year Coached Oakridge to one regional championship, six district titles […]

Jimmy Booth – Head Men’s Basketball Coach

Assistant Athletic Director at Muskegon Community College Adjunct instructor in the MCC HPER Department Three-year high school varsity player under former MCC Head Coach Dave Schlump First team All-Conference and All-Area honors during his junior and senior years Key contributor in helping team finish a perfect 20-0 in the regular season and win its first […]


Kevin Dalson – Head Softball Coach

4 year starting shortstop at Michigan State Universty Named to the 1988 All Big Ten Championship team Completed his career at Michigan State as the career leader in hits, doubles, runs, and stolen bases Named the 1989 “Gold Spikes” award winner at Michigan State Drafted in the 1989 professional baseball draft by the Chicago Cubs […]


Lindsey Balcom

Lindsey will begin her eighth season as assistant coach. Lindsey returned to Muskegon Community College after having been a player on the 2002 and 2003 Jayhawks teams. The 2002 team was the most successful team in Jayhawks history with a 39-5 record and a 5th place finish at Nationals. Lindsey then went on to play at […]


Mark Brunger – Head Wrestling Coach

I wrested at MCC from 1991-1993 for Coach Ron Gaffner. I was the Most Improved Wrestler in 1993 and an Academic All-American as well as being a student-athlete of the year nominee. I wrestled for Coach Jim Mooney at Williamston High School were I was a 3x state qualifier and finished 3rd in the State […]

Marty McDermott

McDermott is married to the former Rachel Hanna of Pickford, Michigan. They have a daughter, Mia, and a son Evan and reside in Spring Lake.

Mike Smith – Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Coach

Competed in track and cross country at LSU. Won the SEC championship in the indoor three-mile run. Three-time NJCAA All-American while competing in track and cross country at Southwestern Michigan CC Qualified for the 1992 Olympic Trials (Marathon) USA Track and Field Certified Official MHSAA Certified Official Goal for Jayhawk CC is to continue developing […]


Nicole Decker – Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach

Two sport athlete at Tabor College soccer/basketball  All Western Conference Player 2013-2014, 2014-2015 All KCAC Conference Player (Soccer) 2016 Academic All Conference 2016-2017 Academic All American 2017 Devoted steward of Christ


Ron Gaffner

MCCAA Coach of the Year six times NJCAA Region XII Coach of the Year 13 times NJCAA Coach of the Year Served as National Junior College Coaches Association secretary/treasurer, vice president, and president NJCAA Man of the Year in 1981 Member of the NCAA National Wrestling Hall of Fame, NJCAA Hall of Fame, Michigan Wrestling […]


Thomas Jenkins

Thomas Jenkins is in his second year as a coach with the Muskegon Jayhawks. He wrestled for the Muskegon Community College Jayhawks in 1998-1999 under Coach Gaffner. He was a Freestyle/Greco-Roman National Team Qualifier and holds the career escape and reversal record at Wayland Union High School, where he was a two-time MVP and All-State […]

Tim MacKinnon – Assistant Baseball Coach/Pitching Coach

Wayne State University – Asst. Baseball Coach (Pitching Coach) 1979-1981 (G.L.I.A.C. Champions, 1979, 1980, 1981) Eastern Michigan University – Asst. Baseball Coach (Infield/Hitting Coach) 1981-1983 (M.A.C. Champions, 1982) Bowling Green State University – Asst. Baseball Coach (Pitching/Hitting Coach) 1983-1986 Boise Hawks, Boise, ID.- Professional Baseball Class A (Independent League)(Pitching Coach 1987-1988 Texas Rangers Professional Baseball […]

Tyler Stenberg – Assistant Wrestling Coach

A three-sport athlete at Reeths-Puffer High School, he had a career 155-22 wrestling record with 88 pins. A four-time GMAA City champion and All-State his final two seasons. Finished fifth at 130 pounds and third at 140 pounds. At MCC, he had a 47-13 record and earned All-American honors at 149 pounds, finishing sixth in the nation as a […]