Grand Rapids Christian High School
Announcements and Important Events
Congratulations to our Varsity Boys Golf Head Coach Kevin Broene on being named the MIGCA Division 2 Boys Golf Coach of the year!!
Kevin Broene has been coaching in various capacities for the past 18 years of his educational career, in various capacies:
- boys basketball for 12 years
- assistant boys golf coach for 10 years
- girls varsity golf coach for two years
- varsity boys golf coach since 2021.
In addition, Kevin has received these well-earned accolades:
- Regional Athletic Director of the year 2018
- Boys Golf Regional Coach of the Year in 2021
Kevin feels fortunate to be a part of these young people’s lives as they learn about life through the game of golf. “It is a privilege to be a small but hopefully impactful part these young men’s lives while they play golf at Grand Rapids Christian. I’m honored to walk alongside these boys each day as we learn how the lessons gained through the game of golf can make a difference, not only in our lives, but in the lives of others for decades to come.”
The past three seasons have been an incredible start to a varsity boys golf coaching career. In 2021, Grand Rapids Christian’s top five players included four freshman and one sophomore, led by a varsity coach who had never coached a high school boys golf match. This season, those same five players finished the season as State Champions!
The team also earned Academic All-State and won fifteen tournaments, including a second consecutive OK White Conference Championship and a second consecutive Regional Championship, and for the second time in school history, a State Championship.
Not only was the team talented at the top, they were deep. The Eagles had six players average between 37.4 and 38.4. The only senior, Alex VandenBerge (the 7th scorer) is off to fulfill a dream of playing college golf. Twice they entered two teams in the same event and placed 1st and 2nd. One time they entered their top five players in an event at Ann Arbor Skyline at The Polo Fields and won, while on the same day five other players competed and won Hillsdale Academy’s event at the Medalist.
This year’s team was historic at Grand Rapids Christian and in the state, placing five players on first team All-State, and one additional player as honorable mention All-State. All six of those players were also 1st Team All-Conference.
As a coach, Kevin knows that any honor he is fortunate to receive is due to the players who play the game and the parents who support them. Kevin wants to thank the players, parents, and administration that allow him to coach. He also wants to thank the MIGCA for this honor, and all the coaches, especially Ken Bokhoven and the coaches of the OK White, who have helped him learn the game. Finally, and most importantly, he is thankful for his wife, Stephanie, who encouraged him to interview for this job three years ago.