Calvin University has named Nicole Farr Kramer ’10 as head men’s and women’s cross country coach. 

“I am extremely excited for this opportunity,” said Kramer. “It’s tough to put into words what it means to come back to Calvin and follow in the footsteps of a legend in Coach [Brian] Diemer. I think about my own college experience and how special it was to be a Calvin Knight every day that I coach. To come back to the school where I had a transforming student-athlete experience is incredible.” 

“We are thrilled to have Nicole back on campus as our head cross country coach,” said Calvin director of athletics Jim Timmer. “She was an outstanding student-athlete at Calvin and I am confident she will bring those same qualities back to campus as a coach.” 

Kramer graduated from Calvin with a degree in sports management and business communications. At Calvin, she was a member of four MIAA champion- ship teams in women’s cross country and four in women’s outdoor track and field. 

She later ran one year of indoor track and field at Bowling Green State University, where she earned a master’s in sports administration. 

She has spent the past two years at Concordia University Wisconsin, most recently as the associate head track and field/cross country coach. 

“My coaching philosophy is built around faith, family, academics and athletics— in that order,” Kramer said. “It’s vital to make sure our priorities are straight and to keep everything in perspective with the gifts God has given us. That being said, we will continue to strive for championships, a strong culture, and a memorable student-athlete experience.”