NORTH MANCHESTER – Manchester University head football coach Nate Jensen announced Monday that Scotty Cole has joined the Spartans’ staff as an assistant.

Cole, a former two-time all-Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association defensive back and Alma College team Most Valuable Player in 2011, will guide the Black and Gold’s defensive backfield.

Prior to arriving in North Manchester, Cole, who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in secondary education from Alma in December 2012 and Master’s degree in educational leadership from Grand Canyon University of Arizona in February 2015, served as a defensive backs coach/defensive pass game coordinator at fellow Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference institution Rose-Hulman from February 2015-June 2017. While in that slot, he mentored three all-region and eight all-HCAC honorees as well as helping lead a Fightin’ Engineers’ defense that topped the conference in fewest points allowed, pass efficiency defense, sacks, fewest first downs surrendered, fewest opposing fourth downs converted and best in the red zone a year ago among many accolades. Cole also served on the staffs at NCAA Division II power Grand Valley State University of Michigan from July 2013 – February 2015 as a defensive graduate assistant and video coordinator and Ithaca High School in Ithaca, Michigan in 2012.

SUMMER CAMP OPPORTUNITIES

Local youth can learn fundamentals and skills in basketball, football, soccer and track and field with options on Manchester University’s athletic camp schedule.

Director of cross country and track and field Brian Cashdollar and his staff offer track and field day camps on July 8 and 22. Specialized, one-on-one instruction in throwing, sprinting and jumping is the focus. For more information, check out the brochure at http:// www.muspartans.com/Camps/track.

Head men’s basketball coach Gerad Good and his staff present a second session of the 2017 Spartans’ basketball camp July 10-12. For boys grades 2-8, this camp will enhance their individual skills, strengthen fundamentals through instruction and drills and teach the importance of teamwork through competition. More information is available at http://www.muspartans.com/Camps/bballcamp.

Head football coach Nate Jensen and his staff host a seven-on-seven passing jamboree and big man camp for high school age athletes July 15. More information is available via a brochure at http:// www.muspartans.com/sports/fball/2017-18/files/ 7_on_7_camp_2017.pdf.

Head coach Corey Brueggeman and his staff set a soccer prospect camp July 28. It is open to rising sophomores, juniors and seniors in high school. A camp brochure is accessible at http://www. muspartans.com/sports/msoc/2017_Prospect_Camp.pdf

KICKOFF CLASSIC

To celebrate the rich tradition of Spartans’ football, head coach Nate Jensen and his staff are pleased to announce the second year of the Kickoff Classic Golf Outing.

It will be held July 29 at Stonehenge Golf and Country Club in Winona Lake. Registration can be done by clicking on the “Kickoff Classic Golf Outing” link on the football home page at www. muspartans.com.