Three new head coaches join Bethel athletic department.
Athletic Director Kent Allshouse recently announced the hiring of three new head coaches.
Scott Weston will lead the volleyball program. Weston comes to Bethel from McCook (Nebraska) Community College, where he was head volleyball coach as well as assistant housing director.
In his one season at MCC, Weston coached one All-Region and 10 Academic All-Region players. The team was named All-Tournament and Weston was Region IX Coach of the Year.
Prior to that, Weston was head volleyball coach and assistant sports information director (SID) at Iowa Wesleyan College, Mt. Pleasant, for two seasons.
He is a graduate of Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph, with a major in physical education, a minor in athletic coaching, and K-12 education certification.
Weston has also been head volleyball coach (two seasons) and academic transition adviser at Clinton (Iowa) Community College and assistant volleyball coach (one season) and recruiting director at Southeastern Community College, West Burlington, Iowa.
He taught two years at Mt. Pleasant Christian School, grades 6-8 math; has held several teaching positions in public schools in West Burlington, Burlington, St. Joseph and Kansas City, Kansas; and has been an Anytime Fitness franchise consultant.
Jeff Hoskisson, who was just named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross-Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Regional Assistant Coach of the Year, will fill an expanded job description as coach for men’s and women’s track and field and cross country.
He comes from Eastern Oregon University, La Grande, where he has been assistant track and field and cross-country coach since 2012.
At EOU, Hoskisson has worked with sprinters, jumpers and combined-event athletes, and has coached national champions in men’s indoor heptathlon, decathlon, pole vault and high jump. He has coached 24 All Americans, with 46 school records set during his tenure.
Hoskisson has a B.S. in secondary education with emphasis on physical education and health from EOU and an M.S. in physical education/exercise and sports science from Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg.
Before his time at EOU, Hoskisson was director of track and field/cross country for five years at Central Methodist University, Fayette, Missouri.
In his final season, 2011, his men’s team won the indoor Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) Championship, the first in school history. Hoskisson coached four NAIA national champions and 18 All-Americans at Central Methodist, and was named HAAC Coach of the Year four times.
Hoskisson has served as assistant track/cross-country coach and recruiting coordinator at Highland (Kansas) Community College, and as an assistant track coach at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Emporia State University, Central Missouri State University and the College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls.
He was also head track coach and head football coach at Vera C. O’Leary Junior High School in Twin Falls, an assistant track coach at Twin Falls High School, and the sprint coach at Alta High School, Sandy, Utah.
Mario Felix will be the men’s soccer coach. Felix comes to Bethel from Denver, where he spent one season (2015) as general manager and team coach of Colorado Rush Soccer Club.
Before that, he was assistant women’s soccer coach at MidAmerica Nazarene University, Olathe, and director of operations for the University of Kansas women’s soccer program.
He has a B.A. in sociology from MidAmerica Nazarene and is currently enrolled in the master’s program in athletic administration at American Public University (online).
Felix also has a decade of coaching experience in youth club soccer, including KC Courage, Sporting Kaw Valley and Kansas City Legends, and high school soccer.