RON MACOSKO OF SCHREINER UNIVERSITY was named SCAC Men's and Women's Golf Coach of the Year after an outstanding season.
Behind Macosko's leadership and since joining the SCAC prior to the 2013-14 academic year, the Schreiner men's program has been on an unprecedented run. The Mountaineers have won two SCAC championship titles and seven additional tournament championships (out of nine played), in addition to one NCAA national title and a seventh-place finish at this year's NCAA championship. A program that wasn't on the national map three years ago now commands a prominent place in the top 10 rankings.
The Mountaineers won all four of their spring tournaments in 2015 and went on to repeat as SCAC champions at Vaaler Springs Golf Course in Blanco, Texas. It was Schreiner's third straight conference championship as the program won the ASC title in 2013 prior to joining the SCAC. At this past weekend's national championship, Schreiner made up ground every day to eventually post a seventh-place finish.
On the women's side, Macosko led the Mountaineers to their first-ever SCAC championship this past spring, winning the event at Vaaler Springs by 11 strokes and overtaking defending champion and 15th-ranked Trinity University in the process. It was the program's first conference title since claiming the ASC title in 2010.
The Mountaineers actually did not win an event in the spring coming into the SCAC Championship, earning two runner-up finishes throughout the year. However, the team put together an excellent weekend of golf to claim the conference title.
It is the second consecutive year that Macosko has earned SCAC Golf Coach of the Year on the men's side. It his first honor on the women's side.