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Doug Yoder
Head Coach- 5th Season

Doug Yoder begins his fourth season as the head track and field coach after completing his tenth season as head cross country coach this fall.

Yoder began coaching at the college level after 25 years of work in coaching track and cross country at Goshen High School. Yoder was an assistant boys' track coach from 1979-1990 and was the head girls' track coach for the Redskins from 1991-2003. Yoder added girls' head cross country responsibilities in 1992, a position he kept until the fall of 2004.

Yoder also directed the Goshen Relays track meet for six years and assisted in the process for seven years, while producing eight straight winning seasons in girls' cross country and qualifying his team for regional and semi-state competition in each of his last six years.

Yoder runs daily, and has participated in 60 marathons since 1995. He has qualified and ran in the Boston Marathon three times.

Yoder graduated from Goshen College in 1977 with a bachelor's degree in art. He completed his master's degree in art from Ball State University in 1984. He also performed graduate studies at the University of St. Francis and Indiana University and completed an MBA from Liberty International University in 2012. Yoder has a daughter (Alyssa) and two sons — Kyle, who graduated from Goshen College in 2005 and Adam, a 2007 GC grad. Doug lives with his wife, Vicki, in Goshen.

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Jim Whittaker
Assistant Coach- 5th Season

Jim Whittaker is in his fifth season overseeing the sprints, hurdles, and jumps for the Maple Leafs.  A 2005 graduate of Goshen College, he competed for four years as a sprinter and hurdler where he participated in the NAIA national championships as a 110 meter high hurdler. He has coached track and field at every level from middle school to the collegiate ranks, with numerous school records being set and individual accolades being earned at every level along the way, culminating most recently with Goshen’s first ever NAIA All-American in the high jump. 

Whittaker has numerous certifications from USA Track and Field.  He has the basic Level 1 certification, as well as a Level 2 certification in the jumping events and a Level 2 certification in sprints, hurdles, and relays.  He is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).  In 2012, he received a master’s degree in sports science and coaching education from Ohio University.

Whittaker is an elementary P.E. teacher as well as the sports performance coach for Goshen High School.  During his free time, he does personal training sessions specializing primarily in sports performance for athletes.

Dallan Troyer
Assistant Coach- 2nd Season

Dallan Troyer also joins the Maple Leaf staff for his first season in 2014. 

A native of Waterford, Pennsylvania, Troyer competed collegiately at Bethel College and earned a B.A. in Mathematics Education in 2004.  He spent four years as an assistant and two as the head coach at Goshen High School.

Dallan is married to Janice and the couple has two children, Silas and Amelia.

Petrana Petkova
Assistant Coach- 2nd Season
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Rustin Nyce
Assistant Coach- 1st Season
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Erin Smeltzer
Assistant Coach- 1st Season