Athletics Directory

Dean Jaderston

Dean Jaderston 2012
Position: 
Head Men's Basketball Coach

Head men's basketball coach Dean Jaderston begins his 5th season at Sterling. During his tenure at Sterling the Warriors have finished no lower than 5th in the final season standings. In 2009 the Warriors raised the bar, setting a single season school record with 21 wins and earning the KCAC regular season championship for the first time since 1995. The Warriors earned their 3rd trip to the NAIA national tournament in the last 8 years and were ranked as high as 17th in the nation during that stretch.

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.

Will Lewis

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Position: 
Online Admissions/Director of Football Operations

Will begins his first year in Sterling College Online and his second season with the Warrior Football Program as the Director of Football Operations.

Lewis serves the team in many areas but is responsible for team travel, eligibility and daily operations.

Prior to serving as a the Director of Football Operations, Lewis worked as a real estate broker in Austin, TX while coaching football at Hyde Park Baptist School.

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 Sport Management
 

Nickel is a former Sterling College student that has experience working in the sport business field at the youth, scholastic and collegiate levels. Having professional experience in a variety of sport management positions gives Nickel an eclectic background of real world experience to share with students in the classroom.

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.