Kayser Named Head Golf Coach; Poutre Promoted
June 5, 2012
Drew Kayser has been named head coach of the Boston College men's and women's golf teams, and Bill Poutre has been promoted to associate head coach, Director of Athletics Gene DeFilippo has announced.
Kayser joined the Eagles prior to the 2008 season and was responsible for technical skills training, strategic coaching, tactical planning and mental conditioning while being instrumental in overall player development. He is a PGA of America Master Professional of Instruction, one of only four in New England, and one of 37 PGA Professionals (out of 28,000) to successfully complete Specialty Certification in Instruction.
"I am honored to be selected as the head coach of the men's and women's golf programs at Boston College," Kayser said. "I look forward to providing positive experiences for the student-athletes here at BC, while building strong programs that reflect the character and tradition of Boston College. My goal is to provide a rich and energetic environment in which the players of the Boston College golf teams can flourish."
Kayser gained PGA membership in 1998 and has held the Master Professional distinction since 2005. He has been head golf professional at three different clubs and was most recently honored as a 2011-12 Golf Digest "Best Teachers in Massachusetts" as voted by his peers. Kayser is one of 32 PGA Professionals (one of 12 in the last 16 years) nationwide to be selected to the PGA of America's Professional Golf Management Faculty, where he provides world-class training for aspiring golf professionals through skill-based education programs (since 2005). In 2010, he was named the New England PGA "Teacher of the Year".
Kayser has led the women's team to three Rutgers Invitational titles (2008, 2009 & 2011) and guided the men's team to the 2010 ECAC Golf Championship, its first team win in six years.
Poutre joined Boston College as an assistant coach in 2010 and has significant head coaching experience. He coached Hartford for three seasons (2005-08) before taking the head position at Long Beach State (2008-10) for two seasons.
"I am certainly blessed to have the opportunity to positively impact the lives of great young people at one of the finest academic institutions in the country," Poutre said.
Poutre turned the Hartford program around as the Hawks' national ranking improved by more than 100 positions during his tenure. He was named conference coach of the year twice, tabbed the 2008 Eaton Golf Pride Division 1 New England Coach of the Year and was a finalist for National Coach of the Year honors. While at Long Beach State, he improved the 49ers' national ranking by 50 spots.
Poutre is regarded as one of the top recruiters in the country and has already attracted tremendous talent to BC. On the men's side, he has recruited the Massachusetts State Junior Champion in 2011 and the No. 1 recruit in New England for 2012. Poutre has also recruited two women ranked in the top 50 of the 2011 graduating class and an additional top 50 player in 2012 according to the Sagarin World Rankings.
Poutre will continue to lead the recruiting efforts for both the men's and women's programs, and will serve as the primary competition coach for the men's program.