Coaching Profiles

Coaching Profiles


Bill Bowen

2005 Boy’s High School Singles State Champion 2008 Boy’s High School GMAA Team Champions 2009 Boy’s High School GMAA Team Champions 2011 NJCAA Women’s National Tournament – All American 2012 NJCAA Men’s National Tournament – All Americans (II) 2012 NJCAA Men’s National Tournament Singles Champions 2015 NJCAA Men’s Region XII Team Champions 2016 NJCAA Women’s […]


Cody Carpenter – Head Wrestling Coach

I was a two-time national qualifier for the Jayhawks, and an Academic All-American. I’m a very proud Jayhawk, and I look forward to growing wrestling in West Michigan, and to continuing the Jayhawk wrestling legacy.


Gabby Klemp – Volunteer Assistant Soccer Coach

Played division 1 Soccer at Chicago State University for 4 years as a Goalkeeper and was a member of the very first signing class for the program in 2014 Currently plays for the Muskegon Risers Women’s Team At Chicago State was a Scholar Athlete for 7 out of 8 semesters in my 4 years there. […]


Jen Jordan – Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach

An injury ended my soccer playing career my first year of college. I’m working towards a PhD with a focus area of Neurodegenerative Disease. I walk dogs at Pound Buddies every week. I have a dog named Winston— named after Cassius Winston (Michigan State and Washington Wizards Point Guard). I’ve been to 31 countries. I […]

Josh Watson – Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach

High school team won 4 District Titles, 3 Regional Titles, and lost in the State Finals twice over a four-year period. Two-time Muskegon Area High School Coach of the Year Two-time MCCAA West Coach of the Year Regional Coach of the Year in 2015 Wife: Laura Holmes


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.



Rachel Kent – Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach

Played two years of Basketball at Kalamazoo Valley as a walk-on. My playing ended in post season my second year when my collar bone was broke during a game. In high school I was a multi-sport athlete and received 10 varsity letters. My twin sister played basketball at Lake Michigan College, so we played against […]

Rick Rykse – Head Women’s Volleyball Coach

High school team won 4 District Titles, 3 Regional Titles, and lost in the State Finals twice over a 4-year period. Muskegon Area High School Coach of the Year twice MCCAA West Coach of the Year twice Regional Coach of the Year in 2015 Enjoys Camping with his family He and his wife, Amy, have […]

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 […]


Sam Felicioni – Head Coach, Men’s Soccer

Outside of soccer, I like to keep myself busy by working on different hands on projects, including fixing cars and renovating houses, and spending quality time with family and friends.


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 […]

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 […]