Coaches
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Doug Yoder
Head Coach- 4th 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- 4th Season

Jim Whittaker is in his fourth 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 is certified by USA Track and Field as a Level 1 coach, and as a Level 2 coach in the jumping events.  He is also certified by the AFPA as a Sports Conditioning Specialist.  In 2012, he received a Master’s degree from Ohio University in Coaching Education.

 
Jeff Hochstetler
Assistant Coach- 3rd Season

Jeff Hochstetler returns to the Maple Leaf staff as the throws coach in 2014 after a three-year absence.  He was an assistant with the program during the 2009 and 2010 seasons, helping Goshen throwers earn seven national qualifications in two years.

A 2008 Goshen College graduate (B.A. Business Administration), Hochstetler competed in the shot put, discus, hammer throw, and weight throw for the Maple Leafs and was a two-time NAIA Scholar-Athlete.

Jeff is married to Kelsey Hochstetler and is currently completing a Masters of Divinity in Pastoral Ministry from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart.  He enjoys cycling, having completed biking across Iowa (RAGBRAI 2011) and Indiana (RAIN Ride 2011).

 
Billy Funk
Assistant Coach- 1st Season

Billy Funk joins the Maple Leafs coaching staff for his first season after graduating in 2013 with B.A.'s in History and Theater.

Funk competed in three seasons of cross country and four in track and field for Goshen.  He was part of the 2013 4x800 Maple Leaf relay team, which earned All-American honors, the first relay team in school history to do so.  As a junior the year before, he also earned all league honors in the 1,500 meters. 

In cross country, Funk helped the Leafs to second and third place finishes in the Crossroads League/ Mid-Central College Conference the last two seasons.  As a senior, he earned his first career all league honor, qualifying for the NAIA National Championships. 

 
Brock GunderKline
Assistant Coach- 1st Season

A 2013 Goshen College graduate (Social Work), Brock GunderKline joins the Maple Leaf coaching staff for the first time in 2014.

A four-year standout for the Leafs in both cross country and track and field, GunderKline was part of the 2013 4x800 relay team which won the Crossroads League title.  They set and broke the school record multiple times and went on to earn All-American honors, the first relay team in program history to do so.

 
Jake GunderKline
Assistant Coach- 1st Season

Jacob GunderKline is in his first season on the Maple Leaf coaching staff after an impressive four-year career at Goshen College.

A 2013 Interdisciplinary Studies major (focusing on American Sign Language, Peace, Justice, and Conflict Studies, and Physical Education), GunderKline is one of just two Maple Leafs to qualify for eight NAIA National Championships (four indoor and four outdoor).  He earned All American status in each of the last five of those appearances and holds the program record for both the 3,000 and 5,0000 meter race walk.

GunderKline was also a four-time NAIA Scholar-Athlete.  He spent this fall as an assistant coach for the soccer team at Yellow Springs High School in Ohio.
 

 
Dallan Troyer
Assistant Coach- 1st 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
Volunteer Assistant Coach- 1st Season

One of the most decorated athletes in Goshen College history, Petrana Petkova, returns to the Maple Leafs for her second season on the coaching staff in 2014.

In cross country, Petkova was a three-time All Mid-Central College Conference performer, three-time All NAIA District 21 and three-time NAIA All American.  She holds eight of the 10 fastest 5k times in program history, including the all-time best mark of 18:06.

In track, Petkova earned eight NAIA All American honors, while winning the 2007 Indoor 5K and 2007 Outdoor 10K National Championships.  She holds Goshen College program records in the 3k, 5k, and 10k outdoors and 1,500, Mile, 3,000, and 5,000 meters indoors.