June 20, 2014

Sheehan Named Division I Northeast Coach of the Year

Sheehan's Third Coach of the Year Award 

NEW HAVEN, Conn.—For the second straight year, Yale men's golf head coach Colin Sheehan '97 has been named the Division I Northeast Region Coach of the Year by the Golf Coaches Association of America. The GCAA made the announcement of the award, presented by Golf Pride Grips, in London on Friday. 

Sheehan was one of just six Division I golf coaches to be recognized as a Golf Pride Grips Region Coach of the Year. Other recipients included Jay Seawell, the coach of back-to-back national champion Alabama, and the coaches of several other top collegiate golf programs around the nation. 

"Because the award is based entirely on the team results, this is a recognition to the players—I consider it their achievement," Sheehan said. "I'm understandably very grateful to have such talent and passion on the team: that is what makes it all go."

The recognition comes at the end of a strong season in which the Bulldogs finished in no lower than second place at a northeast competition. The Elis won The Doc Gimmler and the Ivy League Match Play, and finished second at the Ivy League Championship, the Macdonald Cup, the Met Intercollegiate, the Princeton Invitational and the Yale Spring Invitational. 

Friday's award marks the third time Sheehan has been recognized as Coach of the Year: he won the award in 2011, after leading the Bulldogs to victory at the Ivy League Championship that year, and last year, when the team won three tournaments and finished second at the Ivies.

Under the leadership of Sheehan and senior captain William Davenport, the Bulldogs will look to build on their 2013-14 results in the 2014-15 season.

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

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