Kirby Dean
Men's Basketball Head Coach
Wendell Eberly
Head Golf Coach
Ted Erickson
Head Women's Soccer Coach
Kevin Griffin
Women's Basketball Head Coach
Roger Mast
Men's Soccer Head Coach

Twenty five years as EMU’s Men’s Soccer Coach: 1991 Present, In 2015, his team finished 8th in the ODAC regular season. Mast has put together an impressive resume with his teams advancing to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Finals five times and the NCAA Division III “Round of Sixteen” in 1998. He has twice been named ODAC “Coach of the Year” and also received Virginia State Coach of the Year honors from the Virginia Sports Information Directors in 1998. His record during his tenure is 221-222-39.

A graduate of Eastern Mennonite University Mast also received his EdD in Educational Leadership: Higher Education in 2007 from Argosy University. He also holds a MS degree in Health & Physical Education: 1990 from West Chester University.
Mast also holds an NSCAA: National, Advanced National, & Premiere Diploma. He is the Director of Kick’s Soccer Camp: 1986-present He has served as an NCAA Division III Championships Committee Member 1996-1998, and as Chair in 1998 and as a Virginia Western District ODP Coach 2000-01, and Virginia ODP State Assessor 2001; and served as a Shenandoah Valley United Soccer Association Board Member and on their Travel Oversight Committee from 1998-2011.
Coach Mast serves is an active member both at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church and in the local community. He enjoys the outdoors, sports, traveling, playing guitar, landscaping and wood working. He lives in Harrisonburg and loves spending time with his wife Cheryl, and sons Mark (23) and Grayson (19). Grayson attends EMU and Mark graduated in 2015 is married to Rachel Kennel (EMU 2014) and is attending Temple University – Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry.

Softball Head Coach
Dominick Porter
Men's Volleyball Coach
Ben Spotts
Baseball Head Coach


Dave King
Director of Athletics

Dave began his professional career in the alumni office at EMU before moving to Lancaster, PA where he taught elementary and middle school Physical Education, was the athletic director and coached several sports. After receiving his master’s degree, he served as Executive Director at Camp Hebron for five years. In 1991, he was invited to Lancaster Mennonite High School where he served for 14 years as Athletic Director along with various administrative duties, including Middle School Principal. He returned to EMU to carry out his vision for an athletic program of excellence through which Christian character is developed.

Joni Baughman
Administrative Assistant
Carrie Bert
Head Women's Volleyball Coach
Isaac Bryan
Assist. Cross Country Coach
James De Boer
Sports Information Director
Mike Downey
Head Athletic Trainer
Assist. Coach Men's Basketball
Kaitlyn Grossman
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Women's Field Hockey Coach
Britten Olinger
CC/Track & Field Coach
Carleen Overacker
Assistant Athletic Trainer

Carleen came to EMU in 2006 after 20 years at Hollins University. While at Hollins she served as the Head Athletic Trainer, Associate Athletics Director and taught in the Physical Education Department. She brings experience and a passion for wellness to the Physical Education and Recreation Department at EMU. She enjoys spending time playing outdoors or inside family games with her husband John and two boys.

Adam Posey
Assistant Baseball Coach
Sarah Roth Shank
Assistant Coach Field Hockey

Sarah joined the CJP staff in September, 2014. She was a CJP student prior to that, graduating in April, 2014 with a concentration in Restorative Justice. Sarah has been involved at EMU in a variety of capacities, first as an undergraduate student and then as an Admissions Counselor/Assistant Director of Admissions for the undergraduate admissions office from 2010-2012, before pursuing a CJP degree. During this time, Sarah was also the assistant field hockey coach at EMU.

Sarah enjoys watching and playing field hockey, tennis and soccer (especially Liverpool FC), running around the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, eating international cuisine and spending time with her husband and family. She is also a trained victim outreach liaison.

Celeste Thomas
Student Advisor
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