WMC names new boys golf coach

Tribune Staff • Jul 27, 2018 at 11:11 PM

The Western Michigan Christian boys golf team will feature a new face at the helm for spring 2019. Ben Vanbiesbrouck has been named the new head coach.

Vanbiesbrouck is an experienced golfer, having played for WMC and Cornerstone University. He is a brother to Dan Vanbiesbrouck, who will compete for the golf team as a senior this coming year.

“I am excited to join WMC and make a dramatic impact on the golf team,” the new coach said. “My three main goals are to develop the team to be more competitive and prepared, draw more interest and commitment to the golf program and to have a positive influence in the future of the athletes.

“I plan to use my competitive experience from high school, college and amateur golf events to bring development and progress to the athletes.

“I would appreciate the WMC community’s prayers and support to make these goals a reality.”

Vanbiesbrouck is married to WMC graduate Chelsea (Baker) and has four children.

As an amateur, Vanbiesbrouck competed in the Michigan Open, the GAM Championship, the Horton Smith Invitational and made three appearances at the Michigan Amateur tournament.

In college, Vanbiesbrouck competed at the 2011 NAIA National Championship.

“Ben brings with him an extensive competitive golf history, a willingness to impact the lives of our student-athletes and a passion for Christ,” said WMC athletic director Josh Glerum. “He’s committed to helping develop the program and mentoring our athletes both on and off the course. We are thrilled to have him as the next Warrior golf coach.”

Vanbiesbrouck replaces coach Morris Ringelberg, who announced his retirement after this past season.

In 2018, WMC finished 11th overall at the Division 4 state finals and third at their Division 4 regional.

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