Athletics > Contact info


Name Phone ( 641 area code)
Athletics director Al Dorenkamp 628-5310
Associate athletics director John Edwards 628-5348
Senior woman administrator Alicia O'Brien 628-5434
Director of intramurals and special events Adam Stevens 628-5396
Athletic facilities operations coordinator Duane Houser 628-7001
Athletic office manager Jeffy Schuring 628-5226
Athletic training education program director John Roslien 628-5132
Head athletic trainer Leslie Duinink 628-7643
Assistant athletic trainer Dustin Briggs 628-5328
Assistant athletic trainer Chris Viesselman 628-5166
Sports Club director John Edwards 628-5348
Strength and conditioning coordinator Jake Anderson 628-7695
Assistant strength and conditioning coordinator Kyle Johnson 628-5440
Sports information director Larry Happel 628-5278

For the latest information on Kuyper Athletics Complex public user hours, contact the check-in desk: (641) 628-5131.

For ticket information contact ticket manager Jeffy Schuring at or call (641) 628-5226.

Ticket prices
Football--reserved $7
Football--general admission--$6

Volleyball, men's and women's basketball, wrestling
All seats general admission--$6

Free admission for other events. Ticket prices do not apply to NCAA Division III Championship events.

Head coach e-mail and phone directory

Coach's name

E-mail address

641 area code

Men's basketball
Mike Boschee 628-5225
Men's & women's cross country
Joe Dunham 628-7603

Women's soccer
Colin Kuchy 628-5224
Kent Clayberg 628-5139
Men's golf
Chad Green 628-7694
Men's soccer
Garry Laidlaw 628-5789
Jeff McMartin 628-7609
Women's basketball
Jerry Nikkel 628-7652
Eric Van Kley 628-5422
Men's and women's track and field
Joe Dunham 628-7603
Men's and women's tennis
Steve Tyler


Women's golf
Tim Wilkinson 628-5439
Adam Stevens 628-5396
George Wares 628-5195

For more information, contact

For information on the Central College dance team, contact:
Cindy Wilson or call (641) 628-5382.

For information on Central College cheerleading, contact:
Stacy Pfantz
or call (641) 628-5226.

Athletics department – (641) 628-5226
Sports information office – (641) 628-5278
Ron and Joyce Schipper Stadium press box--(641) 628-5288
A.N. Kuyper Athletics Complex softball press box--(641) 628-5222

Fax numbers
Athletic department – (641) 628-5356
Sports information office – (641) 628-5340

Coaching staff

Head coach Adam Stevens
Pitching coach Brandon Townsend
Assistant coach TBA
Men's basketball  
Head coach Mike Boschee
Assistant coach Joe Steinkamp
Assistant coach Marvin Van Wyk
Assistant coach Brandon Townsend
Women's basketball  
Head coach Jerry Nikkel
Assistant coach Andy Campbell
Assistant coach Gary Boeyink
Cross country – men's / women's  
Head coach Joe Dunham
Associate head coach Stephen Fyfe
Assistant coach Bryan George
Head coach Jeff McMartin
Assistant--receivers Jeff Bollard
Assistant--kickers/punters Darrell Brand
Assistant--co-defensive coordinator/linebackers Don De Waard
Assistant--offensive coordinator, offensive line Reid Evans
Assistant--defensive line Eric Jones
Assistant--defensive backs Matt Paulsen
Assistant--co-defensive coordinator, linebackers Zach Pfantz
Assistant--defensive ends Jeff Sanger
Assistant--offensive line Drew Sikkink
Assistant--running backs Jerry Southmayd
Men's golf  
Head coach TBA
Assistant coach Tom Linton
Assistant coach

Clint Brown

Women's golf  
Head coach Tim Wilkinson
Men's soccer  
Head coach Garry Laidlaw
Assistant coach Kyle Halfpop
Assistant coach TBA
Women's soccer  
Head coach Colin Kuchy
Assistant coach TBA
Head coach George Wares
Associate head coach Alicia O'Brien
Assistant coach Jake Fisher
Tennis – men's/ women's  
Head coach Steve Tyler
Assistant coach Nick Rohner
Track and field – men's/ women's  
Head coach Joe Dunham
Associate head coach Guy Mosher
Assistant coach Stephen Fyfe
Assistant coach Bryan George
Assistant coach Eric Pingel
Assistant coach Scott Tjeerdsma
Assistant coach Allan Walz
Head coach Kent Clayberg
Assistant coach Rhea Softley
Assistant coach Traci Dyer
Head coach Eric Van Kley
Assistant coach TBA
Assistant coach Matt Diehl
Head coach Stacy Pfantz
Dance team  
Head coach Cindy Wilson

Al DorenkampAl Dorenkamp
thletics director

Al Dorenkamp is in his 13th year as Central College athletics director.

He recently completed a four-year term on the NCAA Division III Football Committee, serving as national chair from 2005-07. In 2009, Dorenkamp received the Distinguished Iowan Award from the Iowa chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame for his leadership and contributions to the game as a player and athletics administrator. He is an active member of the organization.

For the 2005-06 academic year at Central, Dorenkamp took on additional duties as interim dean of student life. He’s also served as an adjunct instructor in Central’s education department, is a member of the college’s Student Learning and Development Council and participated in Central’s Academic Quality Improvement Project.

Dorenkamp, a 1975 Central graduate, was a captain and all-American linebacker for the NCAA Div. III champion football team in 1975.  He came to Central from Carroll, Iowa, were he served as Carroll High School’s principal.

A native of Thornton, Iowa, Dorenkamp received his master’s degree in education administration from the University of South Dakota, and was a graduate assistant football coach there. He earned an educataional administration specialists certification from the University of Northern Iowa.

Dorenkamp taught science and coached for three years in the Sheffield-Chapin school district and for five years at Denison, earning conference coach of the year honors three times and district coach of the year recognition once.  He served as a secondary principal at Center Point for three years.  He was the high school principal at Waverly-Shell Rock from 1987-95 and spent two years as sales manager at Rubber Development, Inc. in Waverly before moving to Carroll in 1997.

He received a Service to Iowa High School Athletics Award from the Iowa High School Athletics Association in 2001, is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. Dorenkamp is also involved in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and has participated as an athlete, coach, administrator and speaker, and as an FCA dean at national camps. He is a long-time member of Rotary Club International, spending two years as a chapter president. He is a frequent speaker at athletics and education clinics, workshops and banquets           

Dorenkamp’s wife, Jo Ann, is also a Central graduate.  They have two daughters and one grandson.

John EdwardsJohn Edwards
Associate athletics director

John Edwards is in his 38th year on the Central staff. A native of San Jose , Calif. , Edwards is a 1972 graduate of Central where he earned eight varsity letters in football and baseball and was selected three consecutive years to NAIA district 15-all area team and to the NAIA all-America baseball team in 1970. Edwards also served as an assistant football coach for the Dutch for 24 seasons and was the head baseball coach for 25 years (1978-2002).

Edwards was the college's interim athletics director for the 1996-97 academic year and took on additional interim duties for 2005-06.

Alicia O'Brien,
Senior Woman Administrator

After 17 seasons as a highly successful head coach at Western Connecticut State University , Alicia O'Brien is in her fourth year as associate head coach at Central. She also serves as the athletics department's senior woman administrator and works with the college admission office as transfer student coordinator.

At Western Connecticut State O'Brien posted a 423-213-3 (.664) softball record, guiding the Colonials to a 28-18 mark and their eighth NCAA Division III tournament berth in 2006. She piloted Western Connecticut State to the NCAA finals in 2002 and her teams posted 20 or more wins 13 straight seasons, capturing Little East Conference championships three times since 2001. She served as the school's associate athletics director and senior woman administrator as well.

A Western Connecticut State University graduate, O'Brien also earned a master's degree there in counseling. She served on the school's Hall of Fame Committee and was a member of its Wellness Initiative. She served a five-year term as a Title IX consultant with the Danbury , Conn. school system. The long-time director of the Western Connecticut Softball Camp, O'Brien was also an NFCA Division III Regional All-America Committee member.

In 2008, O'Brien was inducted into the Danbury (Conn.) High School Hall of Fame. She was a standout performer in basketball and softball at the school.

O'Brien is the wife of Dutch head softball coach George Wares.