Coaches
Dallan Troyer
Assistant Coach- 3rd 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.

 
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Jim Whittaker
Interim Head Coach- 1st Season

Jim Whittaker begins his first season as interim track and field coach in 2015-16 after five seasons 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.

 
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Rustin Nyce
Assistant Coach- 2nd Season

Rustin Nyce begins his second season as assistant track coach in 2016 after completing his first season as interim cross country coach. A 2002 graduate of Goshen College and former Maple Leaf track and cross country runner, Nyce returns to his alma mater as head coach after spending three seasons as an assistant cross country and track coach at GC, sandwiched around six seasons (2008-13) as the head boys cross country coach at Fairfield High School.

While at Fairfield, Nyce oversaw two teams that qualified for semistate and three individual regional qualifiers. During the regular season, his teams racked up the most dual-meet wins in Fairfield history. In his concurrent tenure as an assistant track coach specializing in distance, the Falcons broke five of their eight school records in distance events and seven 4x800 relay teams advanced to regionals.

A fourth-grade teacher at Benton Elementary School in the Fairfield system, Nyce is an avid runner himself, participating in races from 5K to 50 kilometers (31.1 miles).

 
Kyle Mishler
Assistant Coach- 2nd Season
 
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Doug Yoder
Assistant Coach (Race Walk)- 10th Season

Doug Yoder begins his 10th year as the coach in charge of race walking with the 2016 season.

Yoder began coaching at the college level as Goshen's cross country coach in 2004. He spent 11 seasons in charge of the men's and women's programs, also working as an assistant track and field coach until the summer of 2010, when he added head track and field duties.

He came to GC 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 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.

In addition to coaching responsibilities, Yoder has also served GC as director of the Roman Gingerich Recreation-Fitness Center, interim golf coach, interim softball coach, interim athletic director and assistant athletic director. He is currently the Building Supervisor at Merry Lea, the college's nature sanctuary in Noble County, Ind.

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.