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Head softball coach J.D. McCurdy inducted into Rockingham County Baseball League Hall of Fame

J.D. McCurdy has been involved with softball far more years than he played baseball. Yet Eastern Mennonite University’s head softball coach was once a regular All-Star first baseman and clean-up hitter in the Rockingham County Baseball League (RCBL) from 1968 to 1984 ...More

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EA Jackson named new field hockey coach

Eastern Mennonite University has announced the hiring of Ellen-Ashton (E.A.) Jackson as the school’s new head field hockey coach.  Jackson becomes the 13th head coach entering the 45th season of field hockey as a varsity sport at EMU. Most recently, she has been the head coach at Albemarle High School in Charlottesville, Va., for five ...More

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Coach Jason Lewkowicz pursues excellence to the glory of God with his track and cross country athletes

It was, he’ll tell you, something of a crazy decision to come to Eastern Mennonite University. Jason Lewkowicz and his family were settled and happy in Hannibal, Missouri, where he’d spent three years building the first track and field program at Hannibal-LaGrange University. The year before he came, those programs at EMU were hanging on by a thread. The men’s cross country team ha ...More

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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