The Grace Basketball program has announced the hiring of former Tiger Ryan Krombeen as their new men’s JV head coach. Krombeen was a key player on four Grace NCCAA DII National Championship teams from 2009 to 2012, serving as captain from 2010-2012. He received All-Midwest Region honors in each of his last three seasons as a Tiger, and he also was named to the NCCAA All-Tournament team in 2010. As for team awards, Krombeen earned MVP honors his senior season in 2012 and was honored with the Tiger Award in 2010 after his sophomore year. Accumulating 1385 points throughout his career, Krombeen’s name is 9th on the All-Time scorers list. He also is third in three other categories: career rebounds (906), assists (472), and blocks (118).
Krombeen has been heavily involved with Grace Athletics since he left the court as a player; first as an Assistant Coach for the varsity men’s basketball team from 2012 to 2013, and most recently as the play-by-play voice of the Tigers on the Grace Tiger Network for the past two seasons.
Ryan is married to wife Hannah Krombeen, and they reside in Wyoming, MI. He is currently the P.E. teacher at Creative Technologies Academy in Cedar Springs, MI, where he also coached varsity girls basketball during the 2013-14 season.
Assistant JV Coach
Tyler will join the Grace basketball staff as the assistant JV coach for the 2015-16 season. Tyler had a storied career as a player himself before graduating college in 2014. Tyler was a standout at Calvin Christian High School and went on to play for Calvin College from 2010-2014. He was on Calvin’s varsity squad all four years, earning 2nd team all-conference as a junior in 2013 and MVP of the MIAA conference as a senior in 2014. As a senior, Tyler was also named NCAA DIII 3rd-team All-American, and he received the Bere Memorial Award as Calvin’s top male student-athlete. After college, Tyler went on to play professionally for the Grand Rapids Cyclones in the PBL in 2014-15.
Tyler graduated Calvin College in 2014 with a BA in Kinesiology with an emphasis in physical therapy, and is currently working at the Spartan Stores YMCA as a Personal Trainer and a Health and Wellness Coach. In the near future, Tyler hopes to further his studies in Physical Therapy.
Brad is a student member of ACSM and NSCA, and he holds a CPR certification through the American Heart Association. He is currently studying for Performance Enhancement Specialist Certification through NASM. Brad is a former intern with Barwis Methods Strength and Conditioning, and is now co-owner of Titan Training Systems LLC. He has experience training many different levels, all the way up to professionals, as he assisted in training the Grand Rapids Griffins hockey team in the summer of 2014.
He will be the head strength and conditioning coach for all 7 athletic programs here at Grace.