Scott Chase is entering his second year at the helm at Glen Oaks. Chase has over 25 years of experience. He most recently had coaching stints at Hillsdale High School and fellow conference foe Jackson College. Chase has coached successful teams throughout his career, winning districts eight times, league six, regionals four, and state champions twice, in 2007 and 2009.
Coach Chase began his collegiate athletic career at Glen Oaks (1985-87) and later transferred to Michigan State University for a year before entering the pros. While in the professional ranks he played for the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles organizations.
He currently resides in Hillsdale with his wife, Nicole, and has three children Derek, Lauren, and James.
Coach Chase is “looking for the complete person and player, one who takes his academics and athletics seriously. A person and teammate that strives to get better not only in the classroom but on the field every day.” Individuals who are interested in playing baseball for Glen Oaks should contact Coach Chase via the Athletics Contact Form on this page or 269-294-4281.
Coach Mike Elliott is an Indianapolis native that graduated from North Central High School (92’) and later attended Glen Oaks Community College, where he earned an Associate of Business degree (94’). He then acquired his B.A. degree from, Indiana University Purdue University of Indianapolis (IUPUI). Following his retirement as a player, Coach Elliott, has been in the educational field as a High School Social Studies teacher for 14 years. He also has served as an Athletic Director on the high school and middle school levels.
As a player, Elliott competed professionally from 1996-2007 in Europe, Asia and in the CBA (United States). Elliott spent the first two years of his collegiate career at Glen Oaks Community College. While at Glen Oaks, Elliott set the single game assists record with 22 assists, which still stands today. Elliott then earned a scholarship to Montana State University for the final two years of his collegiate career. In his senior year Montana State qualified for the NCAA Tournament losing to Final Four runner-up Syracuse University in the first round. Elliott and his 1996 Montana State teammates were inducted in the Hall of Fame at Montana State University.
Coach Elliott comes with 14 years of coaching experience at the high school level and collegiate level, including 10 as a head coach. Elliott recently served as an assistant at Anderson University during the 20-21 seasons. He has served as the head coach of Anderson High School, TC Howe High School, Fall Creek Academy and Mundy’s Mill High School in Jonesboro, Ga. Elliott served as an assistant coach for North Central High School on their 2009-10 state champion teams. During his time at Mundys Mill High school he led them to a Sweet Sixteen appearance and back to back 20+ win seasons. During his coaching career, Elliott has had the opportunity to coach an Indiana Mr. Basketball winner, five Indiana All-Stars, a Georgia All-Star and several all-conference selections on the high school and collegiate level.
Coach Elliott stated, “I am excited to return back to where it all began for me as a player and to continue to build Viking Nation!”
Ed Culp is back as the head coach after a successful stint between 1998 and 2006 where Glen Oaks qualified a player 6 out of those 8 years for the National Junior College tournament finals. During this time the team reach the top 20 ranking in the country for the first time. The past 14 years Culp has been Coaching at times both the boys’ and girls’ varsity at Portage Northern High school. Leading both programs boys and girls to a team appearance to the MHSAA state finals.
During his coaching tenure at Glen Oaks Culp received the Michigan Community College Athletic Association Coach of the year award in 2002. Culp also while at Portage Northern received the Division 1 MHSAA regional coach of the year award.
Culp loves coaching and working with young adults learning the game at all skill levels. Ed has giving private and group lessons for 25 years. Including a successful summer class at Glen Oaks for the beginning and recreational golfer in the past.
Recreationally Culp has been the men’s Club Champion at all 5 courses he has been a member at in St Joe County and the St Joe County Champion.
Culp attended Glen Oaks Community, Western Michigan and Spring Arbor College for his Bachelors Degree -Business MGMT of Human Resources.
Culp resides and graduated from Mendon High School, Mendon MI with wife Virginia. There 2 children. Kasey lives in Louisville KY & Son Kyle lives Golden Colorado.