Geneva College adds Men’s Golf Team to 2021 Lineup
By: Emily Bondi
Earlier this week, the Geneva College Athletic Department announced plans to add men’s golf as a varsity sport, beginning in the fall of 2021. The brand new program will follow in the steps two years after Geneva began a women’s golf program in the fall of 2019.
Andrew Fee, the women’s head golf coach , will also take over as the men’s coach as well and continue to grow both programs.
Fee is a native of New Castle, Pennsylvania and started his journey with the school when he attended Geneva College and studied Business and Sports Management. He continued his higher education at California University of Pennsylvania where he received his master’s in Sports Management and Intercollegiate Athletic Administration.
“I started in Geneva athletics working in the department my freshman year and continued to expand my responsibilities from there,” Fee added.
Fee has been an avid golfer and coached briefly at Mohawk High School. He also plays often and has studied the game of golf.
The game of golf is very challenging, but Fee said, “my favorite thing is the mental toughness it demands.”
Geneva and Fee are both excited to add a men’s team to the golf program. Fee said, “We wanted to add stability to the golf program as a whole; two programs help with budgets, travel, etc."
"Also, it’s good to have to stable programs working together.”
Fee is up for the challenge and knows with anything new, there will be growing pains as they build the foundations for the program. He knows this is a great opportunity for Geneva. Plus, Fee is looking forward to coaching both teams and thinks it will have a positive impact.
“I’m excited about the interaction between the male and the female golfers. I think they will learn a lot from each other.”
Coaching both the men and women teams will be a balancing act. Fee said, “I think it will actually make it easier. It now adds more of priority for golf and ensuring that I will be able to serve all the golf student-athletes at all points of my day. The challenge will be balancing my administrative duties and coaching duties but that is always a challenge.”
The recruiting game will take some time to build, but Fee will split his time 50/50 once they get the ball rolling.
“I’m excited to grow as a coach and hopefully assist more student-athletes in the college search process.” Fee said.
If you are interested in learning more about the recruiting process the men’s team starts in the fall of 2021. You can visit the Geneva website at athletics.geneva.edu or email Fee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good luck to Geneva athletics on this new opportunity!
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