Doane Names New Golf Coaches
Doane College Athletic Director Greg Heier announced today that Myron Parsley has been selected head men's golf coach and Jeannine Foster have been selected head women's golf coach for the Tigers. They replace Kevin Sullivan who will be leaving College Height Country Club to join a family business.
Parsley is a counselor at Doane and previously served as the Tiger's golf coach from 1997-1999. In 1998, the Doane women qualified for the NAIA National Championship meet held in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
"I love the game of golf and really enjoy working with student-athletes," Parsley said. "I'm looking forward to being involved with the Doane golf program again."
Parsley competed collegiately and participated in both the NAIA and NCAA Division III Championships his senior year. He is a scratch player who completes regularly in the Nebraska State Amateur and several other amateur events.
Foster is the Physical Plant Coordinator for the Doane maintenance office and has served as an assistant golf coach since Spring 2007. She has also worked for Crete Public Schools as an evening GED teacher/new student orientation for the Adult Basic Education/Special Programs Office since 1993. She is a six-time champion in the Women's Club Championship held at College Heights Country Club in Crete and competes in several Nebraska Women's Amateur Golf Association Tournaments.
"Golf became my new favorite sport about 15 years ago when I decided to learn how to golf," Foster said. "I love the challenge and competition the sport has to offer. I have always enjoyed coaching and working with students and am looking forward to making women's golf at Doane College a driving force in the GPAC. Being a former collegiate athlete, I am excited to be able to give students that same awesome experience that college athletics gave me."
Foster graduated from Nebraska Western College in Scottsbluff with an Associate of Arts degree and from Kearney State College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. She was a member of the volleyball team at Kearney State and earned Second Team All-Conference honors, was a team captain and on the KSC Team of Distinction. Foster has coached various levels of volleyball including St. James School in Crete, Crete Juniors club teams, and offered youth skill classes through Crete Park and Rec. and Sokol Volleyball skills program.
The women's golf season ended this year at the GPAC Championship. They do compete in a couple of meets during the spring. The men's golf team competed in a couple of meets during the fall and will be in full swing in March.