Athletics Directory

Taylor Stoltz

Stoltz comes to Sterling College from Barton County Community College, where she was an assistant coach for the last two seasons. In her first season at Barton, she helped the Cougars make a run for the Region VI title coming up short to end the season at 33-17. The Cougars earned a second-place finish in the Jayhawk East standings at 20-6, which included breaking up 10th ranked Butler's 77 conference game winning streak.

Nathan Bean

Coach Bean is in his third season as an assistant for the Sterling College Men's Basketball Program. He joins SC after serving as the assistant basketball coach at Ecclesia College in Springdale, Arkansas. 

Adam Hooker

Hooker is a native Kansan, having grown up in Olathe where he attended Olathe North High School. He stayed in northeast Kansas to play his college basketball at NAIA powerhouse, MidAmerica Nazarene University. 

Following his playing career, Hooker joined the MidAmerica Nazarene staff as an assistant coach. Serving under his Hall-of-Fame mentor, Coach Rocky Lamar, Hooker was a part of three Fab Fours and the 2007 NAIA DII National Championship. 

Scott Downing

Scott Downing ’79 is Sterling’s vice president for athletics. In his role at Sterling, Downing’s responsibilities include providing the strategic vision for Warrior Athletics and fundraising support to allow Sterling to consistently compete for championships. He provides long-range planning for Warrior Athletics and ensure compliance with the rules and regulations governing the operation of the athletic programs. Downing oversees an athletic department that features 18 teams and over 300 student-athletes.

Nic Martinez

Nic Martinez is in his seventh year here at Sterling College, and is now set to begin his first official year as Head Men's Soccer coach in the fall of 2017. Coach Martinez has been a part of the Sterling soccer programs for the past seven years, working as an assistant for both the women's and men's soccer teams. As a former Warrior and standout keeper himself, Martinez has been the goalkeeper coach for both the women's and men's programs during his time at Sterling. Coach Martinez also played professional soccer for the Wichita Wings and the Wichita B-52s in Wichita, Kan.

Lonnie Isaac

Head men’s tennis coach Lonnie Isaac begins his 1st season at Sterling and 16th overall at the collegiate level.  Prior to coming to Sterling, Isaac was the head coach at Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas for the men’s and women’s tennis programs.  At Bethel Isaac coached the women’s team to compete in eight straight KCAC Championships, winning six in a row from 2008-2013 and qualified for the NAIA National Tennis Championships five times.  The women’s team won 37 straight KCAC dual matches between 2008-2014 and the men’s team also played in the KCAC Championship