EWC announces new golf coach

Friday, September 5th, 2014 • 11:21 am

Eastern Wyoming College has announced that Zach Smith will lead the EWC Lancer golf team as the new coach.

“I’m extremely excited to be the new head coach of the Lancer golf team. I’ve had a lot of fun working with the team the last couple of years in a small capacity with Coach Jones and the great group of golfers. We have a wonderful group of young men returning to lead our golf team and some excited freshman joining the team. Cottonwood Country Club is an amazing home course for our team to practice at with great support from the golf professional and club members. I’m looking forward to hitting the road with the guys and competing toward another Region lX title,” shared Coach Smith.

Smith has worked at EWC for 6 years. The first 4 years as an Admission Representative and the past 2 years as the Director of Enrollment Management. He graduated from the University of Nebraska Lincoln in 2006 with a major in Communications and a minor in Psychology. He will continue working as the Director of Enrollment Management while coaching the golf team.

“Zach and I are great friends, he is a great person and huge asset to EWC. A few years back I started including him in on the golf team just because I knew he loved the sport and loved helping with EWC athletics. He has given our players someone else to associate with and someone else to lean on while they are on campus,” added Coach Casey Jones. “As you know I went through some pretty tough times last year and one thing I don’t really have now is time to run two major sports teams. I knew right away that I needed to make some adjustments in my professional life to give me more time in my personal life. I also knew that the golf team would be in great hands if Zach could take over that job!”

“It has been very exciting to see the program evolve and to see the Region IX Golf Championship Banner hanging in the Verl Petsch Jr. Gym. Coach Jones and Coach Smith have done a great job with the transition and we look forward to continued success with our golf program. We are very excited to have Coach Smith join the Athletic Department as he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience around recruiting to the table as the EWC Director of Enrollment Management,” said Dave Vondy, Director of Athletics and Fitness Center.

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