Spurgeon College Athletics
Spurgeon College Athletics exists for the kingdom as a platform for discipleship and ministry. Student athletes develop discipline and cultivate Christlike character as they compete in intercollegiate athletics. If you are interested in competing at Spurgeon College, please fill out the recruiting form below.
About Coach Evie Stanton
Coach Stanton is in her first year as the head women’s volleyball coach at Spurgeon College. She played volleyball at the University of Central Arkansas for two years where she earned academic and athletic all-conference in her sophomore year. She then finished her final two years at Mississippi State University, where she landed second in the record books for most kills in a single season at 499 during her senior campaign. That same year, she placed in the top 5 in the SEC in 6 different categories: aces per set, total aces, kills per set, total kills, total attacks, and total points, as well as top 25 in the entire NCAA in 4 of those categories. She is excited to be a part of Spurgeon College because of the Christ-focused atmosphere and the opportunity to not only coach, but disciple.
Men's & Women's Soccer
About Coach Matt Risher
Coach Risher is entering his first year as the head men’s and women’s soccer coach of Spurgeon College. Coach Risher played Division I soccer at Marshall University and then transferred to Coastal Carolina University where he graduated. Coach Risher helped Coastal Carolina win two conference championships and earn two NCAA Sweet Sixteen appearances. Coastal Carolina led the nation in scoring both years that Coach Risher played, and he contributed five goals in his two years there. Recently, Coach Risher graduated from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with his Masters of Divinity and is currently in the doctoral program. Coach Risher has a passion for discipleship and looks forward to the opportunity to impact the Kingdom through soccer.
About Coach Philip Parker
Coach Parker is in his first year as the head men’s basketball coach at Spurgeon College after a 5-year stint on the staff at Calvary University. Originally being recruited to play at Calvary, Coach Parker was forced to end his playing career early in his first season due to medical reasons. After starting as a student assistant, he worked his way into the head assistant coach role in his last year. In his time there, he helped lead a rebuilding squad from a 1-20 record to a near .500 record including a second-place finish in the Midwest Christian College Conference regular season during the 2018-19 season, a feat not attained in over 20 years, while producing one of the best defenses in the NCCAA DII.
- Oct 29 – Kansas Christian @ Overland Park, KS @ 6:00
- Nov 5 – Faith Baptist Bible @ Ankeny, IA (Scrimmage) 4:00
- Nov 8 – Ottawa @ Home 5:00
- Nov 13 – Missouri Valley @ Home 5:00
- Nov 16 – Rhema Bible College @ Home 5:00
- Nov 18 – Oklahoma Wesleyan @ Bartlesville, OK @ 5:30pm
- Dec 3 – Missouri Valley @Marshall, MO 7:00
- Jan 17 – Evangel @ Springfield, MO 7:00
- Jan 20 – Missouri Valley @ Home 5:00
- Jan 24 – Oklahoma Wesleyan @ Home 4:00
- Jan 31 – Kansas Christian @ Home 7:00
- Feb 4 – University of St. Mary @ Leavenworth, KS 7:30
- Feb 8 – Rhema Bible College @ Broken Arrow, OK 5:00
- Feb 11 – University of St. Mary @ Home 5:00
- Feb 14 – Ottawa @ Ottawa, KS 7:30
- Feb 17 – Evangel @ Home 5:00
The Mathena Student Center was completed in 2018 and will host Spurgeon College’s home games for the 2019-2020 season.