Covenant College

Covenant College Athletics
14049 Scenic Highway Lookout Mountain, GA 30750
Division 3 Georgia Southeast
Private Small National competitor

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Scott Bosgraf

Scott Bosgraf will enter his second year as head men's soccer coach in 2018 after being promoted to the position in the summer of 2017. Bosgraf will be in his 10th year overall with the program after three years as the full-time assistant coach and five as a part-time assistant.


No stranger to the Covenant men's soccer program, Bosgraf played for the Scots from 1985-88, under head coach Brian Crossman, and graduated in 1989 with a degree in history.


"I am very humbled and thankful to be given this opportunity by Dr. J. Derek Halvorson and Tim Sceggel. Their support, encouragement and trust have been outstanding," Bosgraf said at the time of his promotion. "To be given this opportunity at Covenant College is truly special for me and my family. Covenant, and specifically Covenant men's soccer, has had a huge impact on my life both as a player and coach and I look forward as the head coach to continuing the process of shaping young men's lives for Christ and his Kingdom. I am truly excited about the program and look forward to getting started."


In his first season as head coach, Bosgraf's team advanced to the USA South Tournament semifinals for the first time since 2014. Covenant finished the year 9-12-1 overall and 4-6-1 in USA South play. Carl Simakoff was named All-USA South honorable mention and Matt Morefield was selected to the USA South All-Tournament team. Before the season began, Bosgraf took nearly the entire team on a mission trip to the Cayman Islands.


Bosgraf has been active in the coaching field at various levels for many years. Bosgraf served as head coach for the Chattanooga FC Club team and has held assistant positions at both Baylor School and Chattanooga Christian. Since 2013, Bosgraf has been a staff coach with the Tennessee Olympic Development Program coaching U13-U19 boys and girls. From 2009-11, he was an assistant for Crossman with Chattanooga FC. Bosgraf was a head coach at East Ridge Soccer Association from 2009-12 and led his U18 Boys team to a Division II state championship in 2011. Additionally, he has served as a coach, board member and director for the Lookout Mountain Soccer Association.


In his senior year as a player at Covenant, Bosgraf was a team captain, an All-NAIA District 24 and All-South third team selection while ranking 17th in the country in assists per game. In 1996, he returned to be an assistant coach under Crossman through the 2004 season. After a short stint away from the program, Bosgraf came back to Covenant in 2009 as the goalkeeper coach for Pifer and held that position through the 2013 season before becoming the full-time assistant the next season.


He and his wife, Lansing, live on Lookout Mountain, Ga. The couple has three children, Alexandra, Hamilton, and Mya. They are members of Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church.

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Brady Van Holland

Brady Van Holland was named the full-time assistant coach in July 2017 and begins his second season under head coach Scott Bosgraf in 2018.


Van Holland came to Covenant after spending two years coaching in the Whatcom FC Rangers program in Bellingham, Wash., working with the U19, U15, U14, and U12 boys' club teams.


"I'm excited to begin this journey with my wife at Covenant College. I am thankful for the opportunity Coach Bosgraf and director of athletics Tim Sceggel have provided me with," Van Holland said. "I look forward to representing Covenant through their soccer program. The program has a rich history of success along with outstanding Christian men. I hope to help Covenant continue their success on the field while developing these young men into servant leaders."


Van Holland is a graduate of Dordt College where he earned a bachelor's degree in sports management in 2015. He was a four-year player for the Defenders and tallied 27 goals and 23 assists in his career. Van Holland was a three-time All-Great Plains Athletic Conference player and helped Dordt to the GPAC tournament semifinals in 2014.


"I am very excited to add Brady to the Covenant coaching staff," Bosgraf said. "He brings a great passion for Christ and soccer to Covenant and will be a great fit for our program. His ability to relate well to others was strongly evident from our first encounter. I truly anticipate his knowledge and work ethic will have an immediate impact on the team both on and off the field."


Van Holland is currently working on a master's degree in sports administration from Liberty University. He holds a coaching "E" license and is working towards a "D" license.

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