Historical information (standings and statistics) about America's oldest collegiate conference is being added to this website with the addition of archival material dating back to the founding years in each of the 20 league-sponsored sports. This is a work in progress.

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Coaches of Distinction

Winningest MIAA Coaches

(through spring 2014)

MOST CHAMPIONSHIPS

35    George Acker, Kalamazoo College, 1959 thru 1993 (all in men's tennis)
34 * Brian Diemer, Calvin College, 1986 thru 2014 (27 in men's cross country; 7 in women's cross country)
31 * John Patnott, Hope College, 1980 thru 2014 (19 in women's swimming, 12 in men's swimming)
28 Tish Loveless, Kalamazoo College, 1953 thru 1986 (23 in women's tennis, 1 in field hockey, 4 in archery)
27 Chester Barnard, Kalamazoo College, 1926 thru 1939 (7 in men's track, 6 in men's basketball, 5 in men's cross country, 3 in indoor track, 4 in football, 1 in baseball, 1 in men's golf)
27 Bob Kent, Kalamazoo College, 1972 thru 2003 (25 in men's swimming, 2 in men's golf)
24 David Tuuk, Calvin College, 1958 thru 1984 (13 in men's cross country, 11 in men's track)
23 Allen B. Stowe, Kalamazoo College, 1931 thru 1956 (21 in men's tennis; 2 in women's tennis)
23 Dale Sprankel, Albion College, 1931 thru 1957 (10 in men's cross country, 2 in football, 6 in men's track, 5 in indoor track)
21 Gary Morrison, Olivet College, 1971 thru 2009 (17 in men's golf, 3 in men's basketball, 1 in baseball)
20 Ralph Honderd, Calvin College, 1971 thru 2001 (6 in men's basketball, 12 in men's track, 2 in women's track)
20 Karla Wolters, Calvin College, 1979 thru 1987 (7 in softball, 7 in volleyball, 1 in women's basketball); Hope College, 1988 thru 2010 (4 in softball, 1 in volleyball)
20 Jong-II Kim, Calvin College, 1998 thru 2009 (12 in men's track, 8 in women's track)
19 Nancy Meyer, Calvin College, 1981 thru 2005 (17 in women's cross country, 2 in women's tennis)
19 Glenn Van Wieren, Hope College, 1967 thru 2010 (17 in men's basketball, 1 in men's soccer, 1 in baseball)
18 Ralph Young, Kalamazoo College, 1916 thru 1923 (8 in men's basketball, 4 in men's track, 3 in baseball, 2 in football, 1 in men's cross country)
17 Bill Vanderbilt, Hope College, 1971 thru 1987 (14 in men's cross country, 3 in women's cross country)
17 Marv Zuidema, Calvin College, 1970 thru 1997 (14 in soccer, 3 in baseball)
17 Gregg Afman, Hope College, 1980 thru 1983 (2 in men's soccer); Calvin College, 1990 thru 1999 (10 in women's track, 5 in women's basketball)
15 Russ DeVette, Hope College, 1953 thru 1987 (9 in men's basketball, 2 in football, 2 in women's track, 2 in baseball)
13 Royal Campbell, Alma College, 1922 thru 1935 (6 in football, 4 in men's basketball, 3 in baseball)
13 Timon Corwin, Kalamazoo College, 1994 thru 2006 (13 in men's tennis)
13 * Dennis Griffin, Alma College, 1989 thru 2014 (13 in softball)
13 * Dan Gelderloos, Calvin College, 1996 thru 2014 (12 in women's swimming, 1 in men's swimming) 
12 Hardy Fuchs, Kalamazoo College, 1970 thru 2002 (12 in men's soccer)
12 * Brian Morehouse, Hope College, 1996 thru 2014 (12 in women's basketball)
11 Morley Fraser, Albion College, 1958 thru 1972 (6 in baseball, 5 in football)
11 Frank Joranko, Albion College, 1973 thru 1995 (9 in baseball, 2 in football)
11 * Bob Ebels, Hope College, 1991 thru 2014 (11 in men's golf)

* Active Coach

MIAA Coaches of the Year

Since 2002-03, the MIAA has allowed individual sports the option of selecting a coach of the year. The practice was discontinued in 2007-08.

Women's Soccer
2002 - Rick Gutierrez, Adrian
2003 - Lindsey Engelsman, Hope
2004 - Stuart Dixon, Kalamazoo
2005 - Mark Recker, Calvin and Caryn MacKenzie, Saint Mary's
2006 - Mark Recker, Calvin

Women's Basketball
2003 - Brian Morehouse, Hope
2004 - John Ross, Calvin
2005 - Doreen Belkowski, Albion and Brian Morehouse, Hope
2006 - Steve Bender, Saint Mary's

Softball
2003 - Olivet College Staff
2004 - Saint Mary's Staff
2005 - Olivet and Calvin Staffs
2006 - Hope Staff

Volleyball
2003 - Steve Humm, Alma
2004 - Steve Humm, Alma
2005 - Becky Schmidt, Hope
2006 - Amber Warners, Calvin