Scott Teesdale was hired as the new Women's Soccer Coach in the winter of 2014. Teesdale spent this past year as an Assistant Coach for the women's soccer team, and helped them to their highest win total in the history of the program. He was also the Head Coach for Tri-Unity Christian's Middle School girls team this past year. Coach Teesdale has also played in the West Michigan Soccer League, as well as coached AYSO for multiple years. Teesdale holds a USSF National E Coaching License. Back in his college days, Coach Teesdale walked on for the Michigan State University Spartans (1978-79). Scott has been married to his wife, Debra, for 31 years, and has two children, Sarah (18) and Ian (12). They attend Calvary Baptist Church.
Coach Teesdale on the upcoming season - "I am very excited to be coaching the team this season. We will continue to work on improving, from fundamentals to the technical aspects of the game. More importantly, I want to see each player grow in their faith and commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior."
Kerie came to Grace Bible College in 2009 after growing up in Battle Creek, Michigan. She will graduate in April of 2014 from Grace and Davenport with a degree in Business Management. Throughout her career at Grace as an athlete, she participated in 4 years of basketball (2009-2012) and soccer (2010-2013). In the soccer realm, she has arguably been the most accomplished player ever to put on a Tiger uniform. She was a member of the program’s start-up team in 2010, and played keeper for the team in her first 3 seasons. This past season she played out on the field for the Tigers and was named the Midwest Region Most Valuable Player. This was Kerrie’s fourth time being named to the All-Region team, to go along with being named team captain for 3 out of her 4 seasons. Kerrie is a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Battle Creek, but currently attends Frontline Bible Church here in Grand Rapids.
“I am really excited to continue this journey with the program. The program has grown a great deal in the past four years and I am looking forward to seeing that continue. I also look forward to the opportunity to help these young women grow closer to the Lord and for them to help me grow as well.” -Assistant Coach Kerrie Rudd
The Grace women’s soccer program is excited to announce the addition of Chris Denham, new assistant coach. Chris graduated from Cornerstone University in 2013 with a degree in Sports Management, and played four years of soccer for the Golden Eagles, members of the NAIA Division II.
Chris is currently a staff coach at Michigan Fire Juniors (U10 Boys White, U12 Boys Red and White, and U17 Girls White). In the spring he also is the head coach of the women’s Varsity soccer squad at The Potter’s House. He currently holds USSF E (National) and D (State) licenses.
Chris currently attends Ada Bible Church and resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
"I am very excited to assist and learn under Coach Scott Teesdale and help attain the vision he has for this team and college as a whole,” commented Chris.
Strength and Conditioning Coach
Brad Rosenzweig is a graduate of Grace Bible College and Cornerstone University, where he earned two bachelor’s degrees – one in Biblical Studies and one in Exercise Science. Brad spent four seasons on the Grace Tigers basketball team, earning Honorable Mention All-Region honors and a spot on the GR Champions of Character All-Star Team his senior year.
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.