Robbie Hattan arrived at Glen Oaks Community College in 2021, after stops at Litchfield High School, Tekonsha High School, Gull Lake High School and Colon High School. After graduating from Athens High School in 2007, Robbie immediately began coaching and has spent the past 15 years coaching sports, mentoring young adults, and bringing his winning mindset and ways to his players and teams. Coach Hattan led his Colon High School team to a State Championship in Football in 2019 and State Runner up in 2021. In basketball, Coach Hattan has won 2 district championships and an AAU National Championship. He has been named Regional Coach of the year 5 times and State Coach of the Year 2 times.
Coach Hattan’s first year at Glen Oaks saw the Vikings make major improvements in the win column while sending one of his players to a 4-year university. The first recruiting class for Coach Hattan has garnered 13 new Vikings signed and ready to play in the 2022-2023 season.
Robbie and his wife Lyndsey reside in Colon, MI with their 3 children Isaac, Dawson and Breslyn.
Coach Balcom is in her third season as the head coach of the women’s team. She has previously spent time coaching at her alma mater, Constantine High School, where she was a multi-sport standout. After high school she continued her basketball career at Glen Oaks then went on to play at Iowa Wesleyan University. After IWU, Coach Balcom continued on to St. Joseph Calumet to play women’s soccer while finishing her degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Physial Education.
Morgan currently works at Glen Oaks in the Fitness Center and substitutes for St. Joseph County Schools. She resides in Centreville, MI.
Peter Livingstone-McNelis (or Coach L-M, as he prefers) coached women’s track and field as a grad student at the University of California Berkely. He served as the head coach for Kalamazoo College for seven years. He has a bachelor’s in Psychology from Kalamazoo College, where he was an All-Conference and All-Region Cross Country performer. Coach L-M also holds a master’s in Clinical Psychology from John F. Kennedy University in California where he specialized in sports psychology. He is focused on recruiting high-level student-athletes to Glen Oaks. Those interested in further information or running cross country next fall should contact Livingstone-McNelis at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vince Strefling is entering his fourth year at Glen Oaks but he has been coaching for over 22 years. He has coached at several high schools during that time including Riley High School, Elkhart Central, Brandywine, Dowagiac, and Coloma. Coach Strefling also spent time on the college and club scene with Trine College, Krush Volleyball Club, and Midwest Juniors Volleyball to name a few.
During his coaching tenure he has earned 9 league, 6 district, and 4 regional titles. He also was a four-time ASICS National Championship Runner-Up, coached an AAU First Team All-American, Southwest Michigan player of the year, and numerous all conference, region, and state selections.
Strefling also played professional volleyball as a member of the European Open Theatre Volleyball league and the Midwest Professional Volleyball Association.
Vince currently works at Midwest Performance Academy in Niles, MI and South Bend, IN. He also holds multiple health and physical fitness certifications including CSAC (Certified Strength and Agility Coach). He resides in Buchanan, MI with his wife Sarah and two daughters, Franki and Emma; and son, Brett.
In Strefling’s last season he compiled a 21-11 record finishing in 4th place in the Western conference above Jackson College, Kalamazoo Valley and Kellogg Community College. He has coached multiple players garnering league and region honors.