Career 110 wins and 2 losses
Ron was ranked # 1 in Indiana: 1967-1971
Little State Champions: 2 years
Co-Defensive player of the year: 1969-70
Defensive player of the year: 1970-71
Lead scorer: 1970-71
Team record of 26-6: 1969-70
12th All-Time scoring with 1,822
Ron and his wife Kathy currently live in Florida.
All-State Soccer Team, Indiana Intercollegiate Athletic Association: 1975, 1976
All Conference Soccer Team, Mid-Central Conference: 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978
All District Soccer Team, District III, National Christian College Athletic Association: 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978
All District Soccer Team, District 21, NAIA: 1976, 1977, 1978
All Midwest Soccer Team, NSCAA: 1976
NCCAA All Tournament Soccer Team: 1976
NCCAA All-American Soccer Team: 1976
NAIA All-American Soccer Team: 1976, 1978
MCC Soccer Champions: 1976, 1978
NAIA ALL-AMERICAN: 1976
Led team in goals all four seasons
Led team in assists three seasons
1st in career goals scored with 67
1st in career total points with 162
2nd in career assists with 31
3rd in single season assists with 13
3rd in rookie goals scored with 10
7th in rookie assists with 6
10th in single season goals with 20
Company Grade Officer of the Year Headquarters European Communications Division
U.S. Air Force Nominee for Air Force Association H. H. Arnold Award for the most significant contribution by a military member for national defense
As Commander, 81st Communications Squadron, led unit to two Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards
Outstanding Young Men of America
Family: Wife, Mary; Children, David
NAIA ALL-AMERICAN 1994
First Appearance for Grace at NAIA national tournament: 1994
Beat the #1 seed Kennesaw State in opening round of NAIA tournament: 1994
District 21 All-District Team: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
NCCAA All-District 1993, 1994
NCCAA District Title winner: 1991,1992,1993,1994
Tryout with Olympic Softball Team: 1994
236 Innings Pitched-1994
86 Career Wins-1991-94
724 Career Strikeouts, 1991-94
Family: Husband, Jay; Children, Makayla “Grace”, Lawrence “Taft” and Lawson “Mack”
Coached at Grace College from:1966-1975
Head Coach at Grace for 10 years (1965-1975) with a record of 183-105 (.635)
27 years of coaching college basketball—542-256 overall record
Inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame: 2000
Coached two years in NBA with the Los Angeles Lakers 1992-94
Coached one year professionally in Germany
Serves as the director of player Personnel for the Miami Heat
1st in career points with2,504
1st in career field goals with 975
1st in field goals attempted with 2,112
5th in career rebounds with 1,070
9th in points in a season with 737
Served as Assistant Basketball Coach for the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat
Family: Wife, Sherill (Vincent) 1963 Grace grad; Children, Chad Kammerer, Shanda Stansberry, and Shariss Thurman.
NAIA Coach of the Year:1992
NAIA Coach of Character: 1995
NCCAA Coach of the Year: 1982, 1992
NCCAA Hall of Fame: 1994
NAIA National Champions: 1992
NABC Guardians of the Game National Award for Service-National Winner: 2006
International Outreach: Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Philippine Islands, Taiwan, Egypt, France, Germany and Kenya
Habitat for Humanity 1994-1999
Kosciusko County Cancer Care Fund – 2001-current.
Served as asst. coach on 1977 MCC championship team
Family: Wife, Susanne; Children, Kimberly, Jennifer, Sarah and Janelle.
Meritorious Service to Grace College Athletics.
The Leafs have been supporting Grace College Athletics for 39 years. Following the men’s basketball program very close during all of those years.
Family: two children: Joy Hauck (50) and Jody Leaf Edwards (46)
First Female Coach in the history of Grace College.
Women’s Basketball: 22 years
Track & Field: 16 years
Volleyball: 8 years
Softball: 8 Years
Women’s Athletic Director: 22 years.
Head of the physical education department for 10 years.
Asst. professor at Ball State University and then
Associate Professor at Wintrop University from 1987-1996
Associate Professor at Azusa Pacific from 1996-2003.
Family: Husband, Dick; Children, Michael Richard Messner, Merilyn Messner Stule, and Marlene Messner Shickley
Director of Athletics
Graduate of Wheaton College: 1951 was inducted into the
Wheaton College Crusader Hall of Honor in 1980.
Inducted into the Ashland (OH) Country Sports Hall of Fame in 1988.
Dick passed away on July 9, 1991 from Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma cancer.
NAIA All-American: 1978
NCCAA All-American: 1975-1978
Grace MVP: 1976-77, 1977-78
All-Conference: 1976,1977, 1978
Invited to NBA New Orleans Jazz summer free agent camp: 1978
Coached on NAIA National Championship team: 1992
1st in points in a season with 950
1st in career free throw percentage at 87.1%
1st in career scoring averaging with 27.7 ppg.
1st and 2nd in single season free throw percentage at 89.5% (77-78) and 89.1% (76-77)
5th in career scoring with 2,245 points (only 2 ½ seasons)
Coach of the Year in MCC Grace Golf Team: 1990, 1991
NCAA Division I Coach at IPFW
Created Doug Noll Worldwide Basketball Clinics in 1991
Conducted clinics in U.S. and 10 different countries
Director of the Doug Noll Basketball Academy 2006-present
He currently serves as the Asst. basketball coach for the NBA’s Developmental League Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
Family: Wife; Carla, Children; Brad, and Abby Grubbs, Grandchild; Breana Grace Noll.
NAIA All-American Honorable Mention
Career Record at Grace 162-37 (35 game winning streak in 1994)
NCCAA District Champs: 94-97
NAIA Great Lakes All-Region Team: 95-96
Made 14 All-Tourney teams during her career
1st in career digs with 2,210
1st in career assists with 7,324
2nd in single season aces with 99: 1995
2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th in single season assists with 1,927—1,924—1,924—1,549
3rd in career aces with 249
4th in single season serving percentage at 96.5%: 1995
5th in career solo blocks with 710
7th in single season solo blocks with 95: 1996
8th and 9th in single season digs with 601 and 562:1994 and 1996
9th in single season total blocks with 238: 1996
Family: Husband; Kondo, Children; Judah and Jael