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Coach Sheehan in Running for Dave Williams Award

Colin Sheehan. (photo by
Colin Sheehan. (photo by

Finalist for Division I Coach of the Year

STILLWATER, Okla. – The Golf Coaches Association of America has announced the finalists for the national coach of the year in Division I men's golf, and Yale head coach Colin Sheehan '97 has made the list.

Sheehan is one of 12 finalists for the honor, with the other selected coaches coming from schools such as UCLA, Georgia Tech and Oklahoma State. The winner will receive the Dave Williams Award, to be presented by Eaton Golf Pride.

The recognition comes at the close of a remarkably successful season for the Elis, during which time Sheehan coached the team to victories at the Ivy League Championships and the Princeton Invitational and second-place finishes at the George Washington Invitational and Macdonald Cup.

The past year has also seen much development in the Yale squad, with notable performances from the underclassmen golfers that Sheehan recruited. Freshman Sam Bernstein took home the Ivy League's Rookie of the Year Award and sophomore Bradley Kushner was selected first team All-Ivy, a surely positive sign for the Bulldogs' future seasons.

Under Sheehan's tenure this season, the upperclassmen players have also stepped up: departing senior captain Thomas McCarthy and junior captain-elect Jeffrey Hatten both excelled throughout the season, with numerous top-10 finishes that resulted in both players' selection for first team All-Ivy.

Sheehan will look to repeat this year's success next season. The official season kicks off with the match against Harvard and Princeton on Sept. 11.

Report filed by James Lu '14, Yale Sports Publicity