Director of Sports Operations, Gary Bailey, is pleased to announce that Josh Rumenapp has been named Head Coach for the Women’s Soccer’s Team. Josh has been an assistant coach at both the high school and collegiate level and is very excited to have a chance to be involved in a larger role this season. He has been involved with the sport for 20 years and has a passion for developing players skill, as well as their character.
Coach Rumenapp was a 4 year starter during high school for New Life Christian Academy. He was awarded 3 1st Team All-Conference Awards as well as All-Region, All-Area and Honorable Mention All-State during his senior year. Coach Rumenapp followed his high school career with a solid career at Grace Bible College where he was the first 4 year starter at the keeper position the school had seen in many years. During his collegiate career, Coach Rumenapp finished in the top five in single season saves 3 times and owns the top spot on that list. He also holds the all-time saves record for men’s soccer (862). Josh was named the Tiger’s defensive MVP 3 times (2006-2008) and the teams most valuable player during his final season in 2009. In 2009, he also was honored as a 1st Team All-Region selection and an ACCA All-American.
Since 2009 Coach Rumenapp has been an assistant coach at both the high school level and collegiate level for both men’s and women’s teams working primarily with goalkeepers. He has had 3 of his high school keepers earn all-conference and all-district team honors and another named to their All-Region team. At the collegiate level (with Grace) he has coached their keeper to the ACCA All-Tournament Team.
Coach Rumenapp Graduated from both Grace Bible College and Cornerstone University in 2011 with degrees in Religious Education and Secondary Education (Social Studies) respectively. He married his wife, Aubrey (also a graduate of GBC and Cornerstone) in 2009. In September 2012 they welcomed their first son, Greyson, into their family and will be welcoming their second addition in April of this year.
“We are very happy to have Josh as our Women’s Soccer Coach,” said Gary Bailey. “There is no doubt that he has the knowledge to coach at this level and plenty of experience working with players to be a great coach. We welcome Josh and Aubrey and their family back to Grace and look forward to watching Josh build on an already good program.”