Director of Athletic Training; Assistant Professor of Exercise Science; Co-Chair of the Exercise Science Department; Associate Dean
With career goals that could be met all in one place, Pete found himself happily working at Sterling College as the Program Director of the Athletic Training Program. Pete finds himself loving Sterling for the reason that, "It's all about the people. I am passionate about my students and take pride in the "Family" created at SC in our ATEP." Pete was recently named NAIA ATA Athletic Trainer of the Year for the 2010-2011 academic year. He loves working with the faculty and staff that are such an incredible support group. Pete enjoys many activities in his free time including music, reading, eating out, and cooking out with friends. His hometown is Lebanon, KS.
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.
Sports Information Director; Instructor for Sports Management
Nickel is a former Sterling College student and also 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, of course, all Web details related to athletics. He also has some short-term projects.
Cecil Smart is in his 3rd year as an Assistant Men's Basketball Coach for the Sterling College Warriors. His primary duties include coaching the junior varsity team, recruiting, and coordinating the strength and conditioning program for the Warriors. He is a Sterling College graduate, having played for Coach Jaderston at both Trinity International and also at Sterling, where he was a member of the 2009 KCAC conference championship team.
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!"