Western Announces New Golf Coach
On Tuesday, August 27, Greg Dillon was announced as the new head coach for the Men's and Women's golf teams. Dillon coached the Colorado State University - Pueblo Women's golf team for the past four seasons. He quickly lead the program to the top of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. He took over the last place team in 2009 and soon led them to conference championships and more. In 2010, Dillon's journey to help the program started with All-RMAC golfer in Rachel Means. During his second season as coach, CSU-Pueblo climbed its way to fourth in the conference with RMAC Freshmen of the Year in Michaela Breit becoming the program's first-ever golfer in individually qualify for NCAA Regionals. Dillon completed his journey in 2012 when CSU-Pueblo kicked it into high gear towards the end of the season. They won the RMAC Championship and qualified as a team for the NCAA Division II Super Regionals. In 2013, Dillon's team won nearly every tournament, only barely missing out on a second straight RMAC championship when they finished second to end the season. CSU-Pueblo also qualified RMAC Golfer of the Year, Leina Kim, for the NCAA Division II National Championship as an individual, where she finished in the top 40. Dillon was named RMAC Coach of the Year three of his four years, 2011-2013, with the program. He plans to work with the student-athletes already at Western and would also like to recruit nationally so he can develop the team into MIAA Championship contenders and NCAA Regionals consistently. The first test for Dillon as Western's coach will be on September 9, when he meets the Men's team in Kearney, Nebraska at the UNK Loper Invitational.