Grace Bible College’s annual Blue / Gold Basketball game is set for 7:00pm on Tuesday, October 6th in the Aldrich Center.
The Blue Team will be coached by Grand Rapids native Dave Smoes. Dave is a long time friend of Coach Bailey and works with Mrs. Bailey at Standale Interiors. Dave has been a loyal supporter of Grace Bible College and it’s athletic teams. He has helped in championing the local media to cover the Tigers and our athletics. Dave is married to Mary and they have two children, four grandchildren, and one great grandchild. Dave has been connected to sports in Michigan and especially Grand Rapids for over 50 years. “We are so happy to have Dave coach the Blue Squad in this year’s game”, said Head Coach Gary Bailey. “Dave and I could probably talk sports for hours whenever we get together and he has such great stories about the sports in and around West Michigan.”
Blue Team – Zach Schutte, Cameron Myers, David Steenstra, Dan Dame, Cory Jamieson, Ryan Dame, Paul Nelson, Carl Getty
The Gold Team will be coached by longtime friend Kent Karnemaat of Fremont, MI. Kent is married to Kim and they have eight children. Their son, Nathan, played for Grace on last year’s squad. “You won’t find a more generous person than Kent” said Coach Bailey. “He donates so much to the school with his time and efforts. He has helped coach games when our coaching staff was not able to attend, travel to Wisconsin with us in sub-zero temeratures, helped some of our students with summer jobs on his farms, and so much more. He is a great friend with a great sense of humor.” Grace is honored to have Kent as part of the GBC family and happy that he is coaching in this fun event.
Gold Team – Justin Govan, Matt Kurtz, Allen Durham, Brandon Herlein, Bryce Stanhope, Greg Salmon, Jerry McClearen, Kyle Rothley
“Both of these coaches are very competitive and I’m glad I’m just a spectator in this event. It should be a very fun night of fellowship and basketball” Coach Bailey
***Ryan Krombeen is recovering from an ankle sprain and will not participate in the Blue / Gold game.