Physical Education

Program Information

Through its physical education activity requirement and offerings that carry academic credit, the College honors the “sound mind in a sound body” philosophy that is a landmark of a liberal arts education. Several opportunities for healthful activities are housed in the department of physical education which includes intramurals administration and the department of athletics in addition to the cadre of activity classes.

Faculty

Jennifer L. Bailey, Fitness and Wellness Center Director.

James P. Daniels, Head Coach of Swimming and Diving. MA Western Michigan University

Kelli Duimstra, Head Softball Coach.

Nicholas Giard, Head Coach, Men's Basketball.

Bryan Goyings, Head Coach of Womenʼs Soccer and Athletic Recruitment Coordinator. BA, Kalamazoo College

Rebecca Hall, Director of Athletics.

Jory J. Horner, Director of Outdoor Programs.

Katherine Miller (Chair), Head Coach, Women' Basketball. BA, Mount Union College MEd, Bowling Green University

Mark Murphy, Head Coach of Women's Tennis. BA, Coe College

Michael Ott, Head Coach of Baseball. BA, Calvin College MA, Western Michigan University

Vincent Redko, Head Coach of Men's Lacrosse.

Mark J. Riley, Head Coach of Men's Tennis and Director of USTA Boys Tournament with the rank of Instructor in Physical Education. BA Kalamazoo College

Lumumba Shabazz, Head Coach of Men's Soccer. BA, Florida International University

Jessica R. Smith, Head Women's Lacrosse Coach.

Sara Stockwood, Director, Center for Environmental Stewardship.

Jamie Zorbo, Head Football Coach. BA, Kalamazoo College MBA, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo

News

  • More than 250 students were recognized Friday during the annual Honors Day Convocation for excellence in academics and leadership. Students were recognized in six divisions: Fine Arts, Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, Humanities, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Social Sciences, and Physical Education. Recipients of prestigious scholarships were recognized, as were members of national honor […]
  • Family Weekend served as the backdrop for the Honors Day 2019 convocation. More than 250 students were recognized Friday, Nov. 8, for excellence in academics and leadership in six divisions: Fine Arts, Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, Humanities, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Social Sciences, and Physical Education. Recipients of prestigious scholarships were recognized, as […]
  • Congratulations to the following Kalamazoo College students who received awards during the 2019 Senior Awards Ceremony on Saturday, June 15, at Stetson Chapel. The awards include all academic divisions, prestigious scholarships and special non-departmental awards. Again, congratulations to all graduates and members of the class of 2019. George Acker Award, awarded annually to a male […]
  • Kalamazoo College Family Weekend served as the backdrop for the Honors Day 2018 convocation. More than 250 students were recognized Friday, Nov. 2, for excellence in academics and leadership in six divisions: Fine Arts, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Social Sciences and Physical Education. Recipients of prestigious scholarships were recognized, as were members […]
  • For Amanda Moss ’19, the route to her prestigious internship this summer at National Basketball Association (NBA) headquarters in New York City began, improbably, with getting kicked out of a gym. She says that while she was a basketball player in high school, she went to the community gym in her Detroit suburb daily during […]