RYAN SCHALK | VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT COACH
Ryan Schalk enters his first season with the Rockets.
Schalk comes from Alverno College where he was the head coach of their softball program. Schalk guided the program to 14 overall wins and six Northern Athletic Collegiate Conference (NACC) victories. Under Schalk, six student-athletes were named NACC Scholar-Athletes as well. The six selections accounted for nearly 25 percent of all of Alverno's selections to the Scholar-Athlete team.
Prior to his arrival at Alverno, Schalk was an assistant coach at Grand Valley State for the 2017 season where he helped lead the team to a 33-18 (17-5 GLIAC) record. The season also featured three first-team all-conference student-athletes as well as the conference Pitcher of the Year.
Schalk has also coached at Muskegon Community College, where he was the head coach from 2014-16 as well as the assistant coach from 2008-14.
Schalk earned his associate's degree in science and arts from Muskegon Community College in 2008 before receiving his bachelor's degree in physical education from Grand Valley State in 2014. He is currently pursuing his master's degree in education with a focus on educational leadership.