Coach Sheehan Named Northeast Coach of the Year

Colin Sheehan. (photo by David Silverman,
Colin Sheehan. (photo by David Silverman,

Coached Team to Three Tournament Victories in 2012-13

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Yale men's golf team Head Coach Colin Sheehan '97 was named the Division I Northeast Region Coach of the Year by the Golf Coaches Association of America in Norman, Okla., on Friday.

Sheehan was one of just six Division I golf coaches to be recognized as an Eaton Golf Pride Region Coach of the Year.  He followed Steve Desimone of UC Berkeley, who received the Dave Williams Award for national Division I coach of the year.

"It is quite an honor to be recognized for the second time in three years," Sheehan said. "Since it is an award based entirely on the team performance, the recognition truly belongs to the players. They had a great year and I consider myself extremely fortunate to have so much talent and depth on the roster."

Friday's recognition follows a strong season for the Bulldogs, during which they captured three titles—the Macdonald Cup, the Princeton Invitational and the Century Intercollegiate—and placed second at the Ivy League Championship.

And this is not the first time Sheehan has received such an honor: in July 2011, he was named Division I Northeast Region Coach of the Year, after leading the Elis to victory at the Ivy League Championships that year.

With a strong record under his belt in 2012-13, Sheehan will be looking ahead to build on that result in the 2013-14 season, with an energized and hungry team led by senior captain Sam Bernstein.

Report filed by James Lu '14, Yale Sports Publicity.