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Sheehan ‘97 Named Northeast Coach of the Year

Colin Sheehan '97 (right).
Colin Sheehan '97 (right).

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Yale men's golf coach Colin Sheehan '97 has been named Northeast Region Coach of the Year by the Golf Coaches Association of America for the fourth time in nine seasons.

Sheehan led Yale to the ninth-best average score (71.82) in the nation and helped two Bulldogs finish among the top 23 individually in average score. Senior James Nicholas was ninth with a 69.72 average and sophomore Teddy Zinsner was 23rd with a 70.55 average. Both qualified for NCAA Regionals and were named all-region and All-Ivy League. Nicholas won the Ivy League title as an individual and the Bulldogs as a team finished just two strokes away from the title.

As a team Yale won a pair of tournaments this spring and finished in the top four four times. The Bulldogs led the Ivy League in scoring average (281.73, .78 strokes under par, 10.57 strokes better than the next-best Ivy team).  

A native of Southport, Conn., Sheehan became Yale's head coach in 2008 and has gone on to earn a total of five coach of the year honors. He was Northeast Region Coach of the Year in 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2019 and Ivy League Coach of the Year in 2019.