MEF Coaches and Staff

Kimmy (Carter) Bloemers

Coach

Kimmy Bloemers, who is the daughter of the late Major League Baseball Hall of Famer and 1986 World Series Champion Gary Carter, started all four years at Florida State University at catcher (1999-2002) and in the outfield while earning the honor of being a team captain her senior year, the same season her team placed third at the College World Series.

Bloemers filled the FSU record books with her statistics. Any Seminoles media guide or historical production is loaded with Kimmy (Carter) Bloemers notes. For instance, she was a three-time All-ACC selection (2000, 2001, 2002), an All-Region selection (2001, 2002) and ended her career in third place all-time for games played in school history with 272 (247 consecutive starts).

Bloemers finished with 209 career hits (eighth all-time), including two 60-hit seasons. She amassed 26 career doubles (sixth all-time), 18 triples (fourth all-time), the single-season record for RBIs with 53 her senior season, and she graduated with the top spot in FSU history for career RBIs with 136. The college standout also was named to the ACC 50th anniversary team after graduating in 2003.

Kimmy and her husband, Kyle (a native of Holland, MI) lived in Florida for 15 years as a married couple and felt it was time to move to the Midwest to raise their two daughters, Alyse & Haley. They are involved in sports, church, traveling and enjoy family time. Kimmy is excited to share her wealth of softball knowledge with her new community.

Ryan Van Dyke

Coach

Former MSU Spartan Quarterback and Professional Football Player Ryan Van Dyke. Ryan is considered the QB Guru of Michigan and will be available to train your future QB or any athlete on the importance of mental strength and leadership.

Ryan played for legendary coaches Nick Saban, Mike Holmgren, and Tom Coughlin. Ryan has a passion for coaching athletes and we could not be happier to have him on the Max Effort Fieldhouse team.

Chris Abid

General Manager

Chris has over ten years of athletic administration experience including the last three years as athletic director at Kalamazoo Hackett Catholic Prep where he oversaw a sports program that produced five state championships in three years. Prior to that Chris was associate athletic director at West Catholic where he also served as assistant head football coach, helping guide the Falcons to four state championships during his time. Chris has over 15 years of coaching experience in various sports at both the youth and high school level.

“Throughout my career in educational athletics I have had the pleasure of working with thousands of student athletes and I have worked tirelessly to make those athletes the focus of my work. Athletics can play a strong role in the development of young men and women and my goal at Max Effort Fieldhouse would be to foster that growth. With a focus on our athletes and their success the product we offer to people will mirror a coach/student relationship rather than consumer/supplier relationship.

The community is part of what makes Caledonia so special and they will be a vital part of the success of Max Effort Fieldhouse. I will encourage involvement and participation from as many different teams, travel clubs, social clubs, and community members as is possible. There is no better venue for people to come together from the Caledonia community than a sporting event. I will work to ensure these are first class events and positive experiences for everyone involved.”

Chris resides in Grand Rapids with his beautiful wife of 12 years, Jenny and their children, Carson, Henry and Josephine. Max Effort Fieldhouse is a 28,000 square foot, multi-sport athletic complex opening in Caledonia September of 2021. Facility scheduling has already begun