Jacob Pettinga

Head Track & Field Coach

Hometown: Saugatuck, MI


Undergraduate: Calvin University, Bachelors in Kinesiology.

Graduate School: University of Michigan, Masters in Movement Science

Certification(s): ACSM Exercise Physiologist and USATF lv. 1 Coach


Favorite Places in Ann Arbor: The Slurping Turtle, Arboretum, Kerry Town


Coaching Career: Jacob was a student athlete recruiter for Calvin University's cross country and track & field team for two academic years. Volunteer coach for Michigan's varsity cross country and track team since Fall of 2021. He has been involved in UofM's adaptive sports program for 1 year now. As an athlete, scored in the 5k and the steeplechase in the MIAA. Contributed as a top 7 Calvin runner at the MIAA cross country meet.


Coaching Highlight: Seeing the commitment level grow in our athletes

Jacob Pettinga