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Erickson tabbed as new Women’s Soccer coach

Eastern Mennonite University has announced the hiring of Ted Erickson as the new head women’s soccer coach.  Erickson, a 2005 EMU alum, becomes the fifth head coach in the history of the program. He has been the head coach of boys’ soccer at Harrisonburg High School since 2007.  During those same years, Erickson has also been an assistant coach for EMU ...More

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Doing business for charities

Hundreds of volunteers, many of them EMU alumni, are the backbone of four alumni-run, nonprofit charitable enterprises in Harrisonburg that funnel funds toward worldwide poverty alleviation, relief and development efforts. Gift & Thrift, and its used-book enterprise, Booksavers of Virginia, and adjacent Artisans’ Hope gift shop (all three in a small shopping strip an easy walk from ...More

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Kolb resigns as EMU women’s soccer coach

Eastern Mennonite University has announced the resignation of women’s soccer coach Sue Kolb. She also served as the Assistant Athletic Director of Student Athlete Well-Being. Kolb has accepted a position as an academic administrator in the athletic department at George Mason University. She recently completed her third season at the helm of the EMU women’s soccer program, lea ...More

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Recent Pro Porter Takes Over Men’s Volleyball Program

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) announces Dominick Porter as its new head men’s volleyball coach. Porter, a 2007 graduate of the EMU program, will be the eighth head coach in the 24 seasons since men’s volleyball started in 1991. An all-conference performer during his collegiate playing days, Porter continued improving after college and went on to play professionally in Ge ...More

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Gary Moore Tapped To Run Men’s Volleyball Program

Eastern Mennonite University has announced the hiring of Gary Moore as its next head men’s volleyball coach.  Moore becomes the seventh head mentor of the men’s program, which was started in 1991. He takes over for Interim Coach Derek King, who guided the Royals to an 11-14 record last spring, their first season in the new Contin ...More

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EMU Director of Athletics to Speak on ShapingFamilies.com

Dave King, director of athletics at Eastern Mennonite University, is concerned for the way competitive sports can take over family life from a young age. As the father of three children who competed at high school and college levels and who was personally involved in education and sports most of his life, King is obviously not ...More

Ben Spotts Named Head Baseball Coach at EMU

Ben Spotts Named Head Baseball Coach at EMU

EMU has announced the hiring of Ben Spotts as head baseball coach.  The Royals didn’t have to look too far… Spotts has spent the past 14 years as assistant baseball coach at Bridgewater College, just down the Route 42 corridor. He will become the tenth head baseball coach at EMU when he begins July 1, replacing interim ...More

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EMU athletics unveils new website

Eastern Mennonite University has launched a new athletics website, emuroyals.com! The new site is hosted by Presto Sports and allows for many features, such as larger photos, interactive statistics and better connection with other websites. Athletic Director Dave King said ...More

Reznik takes over as interim head coach of women’s volleyball

Eastern Mennonite University has announced the hiring of Lauren Reznik as interim women’s volleyball coach. Reznik not only brings knowledge of volleyball, but also of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, as she was an assistant at Bridgewater College in 2010 and recently played four years for Roanoke College.She immediately takes over EMU’s women’s volleyball program ...More

EMS Leadership School Focuses on Media, Race

Some 220 pastors and lay leaders attending the conference Jan. 19-22 at Eastern Mennonite Seminary heard messages on cultural change, engaging media, and race relations just as tens of thousands traveled to nearby D.C. for the inauguration of the country’s first African-American president. Read more… ...More