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“This is a school that strives to graduate disciplined, responsible, passionate professionals and passionate followers of Jesus. This athletic program is an extension of the school and desires to play a major role in developing those characteristics in our students.” - Brett Geertsma, Athletic Director
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Tom DeVree Hired As New Puma Varsity Baseball Head Coach
The Potter’s House Athletic Department is excited to announce the hiring of Tom DeVree as the new Potter’s House Varsity Boys Baseball Head Coach! Tom has been the lead assistant under former Puma head coach, Adam Locker, for the past two years, and he is now going to be taking over the reins of the program. Tom is originally from Holland, MI and graduated from West Ottawa High School, where he played four years of baseball. After high school, Tom continued his baseball career as a pitcher for the Grand Valley State University Baseball team. Tom resides in Grandville along with his wife, Liz, and they have two children and one grandchild (and another on the way!). Professionally, Tom has served the last 20 years as the Maintenance Coordinator for Mead Johnson Nutrition. “As an assistant for the last two years for Potter’s House, I was able to witness Tom play a large role in the development of the PH Baseball student-athletes on and off the baseball field” said Potter’s House athletic director, Brett Geertsma. “Tom is organized, a great teacher of the game, has a high baseball IQ, and absolutely loves and cares for the kids that he coaches. He has a “mentor-leader” approach to his coaching style, and Tom will not only do a great job preparing the guys for baseball, but also preparing them for life as a Christ-follower and responsible man after high school. I’m thrilled Tom is the head of the baseball program and can’t wait to see him and his team in action this spring.” Former Puma head coach, Adam Locker, added this: “Tom was a very valuable assistant during my time at Potter’s House, and I am certain he will be a great head coach. His ability to connect with players, identify potential, and lead them to become better baseball players and more passionate Christians makes Tom a perfect fit.” Congratulations, Coach DeVree!
PH Fall Student-Athletes Receive State-Wide Recognition
At the end of each season, coaches from each conference, district, region and then the entire state get together to vote on the student-athletes they believe performed the best this year. As seen below, three PH soccer players (Nick VanderStelt, Tarcisio daSilva, Brandon Razo) got named “All-State” and “All-Region”. This feat by these three sets a record for most PH student-athletes from the same sports team being named “All-State” in the same season, and also the most PH student-athletes from the same sports team being named “All-Region” in the same season! Congratulations to all the below Potter’s House Volleyball and Soccer student-athletes who received post-season recognition this year:
- 3rd Team: Nick VanderStelt (2nd year in a row being named “All-State”)
- Honorable Mention: Tarcisio daSilva, Brandon Razo
1st Team: Nick VanderStelt, Tarcisio daSilva, Brandon Razo
- 1st Team: Nick VanderStelt, Tarcisio daSilva, Brandon Razo, Samuel Jansen
- 2nd Team: Jacob Rodriguez
Alliance League, All-Conference:
- 1st Team: Nick VanderStelt, Tarcisio daSlva, Brandon Razo
- 2nd Team: Samuel Jansen, Jacob Rodriguez
- Honorable Mention: Ashley VerBeek, Maranda Martin, Grace Wielhouwer
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