Athletics Directory

Paul Kempf

Paul Kempf 2012
Position: 
Special Teams and Linebackers Coach

Paul Kempf graduated from Sterling College in 2010 with a major in k-12 Physical Education and Exercise Science. He played Football for Sterling College under coach Lambert from 2005 – 2009.

Paul enjoys playing deer hunting, hand fishing, and watching football. He has been married to his beautiful wife Samantha since June 2008. They reside in Sterling with their two dogs Nitschke and Ginger.

Education

Bachelor in Physical Education and Exercise Science from Sterling College

Office

Smisor Stadium

Gary Kempf

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Position: 
Athletic Director

Gary Kempf is Sterling College's athletic director, overseeing all the athletic programs, managing general department operations and donor development for athletics. Gary also serves as a member of the president’s cabinet. 

Chuck Lambert

Chuck Lambert 2012
Position: 
Assistant Football Coach, Offensive Line

Chuck Lambert begins his eighth season as Defensive Coordinator for the Sterling College Warrior football program in 2011.

Lambert’s defense ranked first in the KCAC for the second straight year and 17th in the NAIA in scoring de¬fense in 2010, building Lambert’s streak of having a defense in the top 25 in the nation in scoring defense to five straight seasons. Coach Lambert’s 2010 defense was ranked nationally in the top 25 in five different defensive statistical categories.

Andy Lambert

Andy Lambert 2012
Position: 
Head Football Coach

Andy Lambert is entering his ninth season as the head coach of the Sterling College Warrior football program and his sixteenth as a head coach.  Lambert has an overall record of 76-78.

Pete Manely

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Position: 
Director of Athletic Training; Associate Professor of Athletic Training; Co-Chair of Exercise Science Department
 

Justin Morris

Justin Morris 2012
Position: 
Head Soccer Coach

Justin is from Wichita, Kansas. He is in his thirteenth season as the Head Women's Soccer Coach at Sterling College. Coach Morris coached the men's team also up until December (2006) before stepping down to focus more on the women's team.

Josh Musselman

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Position: 
Head Softball Coach

Prior to coming to Sterling, Coach Musselman was a an assistant coach at Utah Valley University. At Utah Valley, Musselman assisted with offensive production and was the top recruiter for the program. Seven of the athletes that Musselman coached won All-Pacific Coast Softball Conference honors while the team set the school record for wins at the Division I level and the school record for highest RPI.

Hans Nickel

Hans Nickel 2012
Position: 
Assistant Professor of Sports Management
 

Nickel is a former Sterling College student who has experience working for the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference.

"I have a passion for sport management and specifically sport PR and sport marketing," said Nickel. "I am excited not only to practice my passion, but to share it with students. This is an opportunity to be both on the practical and the educational sides of the sport management field."

He is in charge of programs, releases, game reports, newsletters and all web details related to athletics.

Brandon Ponchak

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Position: 
Men's Soccer Coach

Brandon Ponchak begins his first season as Head Coach of the Warrior Men's Soccer Program.

Ponchak comes to Sterling via Ohio. While in Ohio, Ponchak was serving as a graduate assistant with the Bluffton University Men's Soccer Program in Bluffton, Ohio. During his time in Bluffton, Ponchak recruited two of the largest incoming freshmen classes for the NCAA Division III program. In his two seasons, Ponchak coached three All-Conference players and two All-Sportsmanship honorees.

Deb Wiebe

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Position: 
Athletic Department Office Manager

 Deb was born and raised here in Sterling, Kansas. She graduated from Sterling high school and attended Hutchinson Community College. She now lives in Sterling with her husband, Curt and together have two children, Brenna and Derek as well as their grandaughter, Morgan. Brenna is married to SC Alumni, Brandon Winn.

 Deb started working in the athletic department in 1995 and can truly say, "This has been the most rewarding job I’ve ever had.  Getting to know the student athletes and working with a great coaching staff truly makes for the best job!"