CIRCLEVILLE, OH – Ohio Christian University is pleased to announce Lane Patrick as the new Director of Golf for the University effective immediately. Coach Patrick will be assuming the recruiting and administrative responsibilities for both programs as well as continue to reside as Head Coach for the Men's Golf Program. Coach Cathy Cook will also continue to occupy the Head Coach position for the Women's Program.
"We are very excited to have Coach Patrick fill this new position for our department," said Athletic Director David Bireline, "He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that we desire for this position. He has made an immediate impact on our Men's Golf Program, and assisted by Coach Cook's expertise, we anticipate both our Men's and Women's Golf program reaching new heights."
Coming into Ohio Christian with a decorated background in golf, Patrick bolsters a resume that includes having played in multiple regional and national junior tournaments and attending Liberty University on a four-year golf scholarship. While at Liberty University, Patrick was a part of three Virginia State Intercollegiate Championship teams as well as a participant in the NCAA National Championship.
"We are excited about this opportunity for Coach Patrick," said Dean of Students Joseph Wuest, "He has great ideas regarding recruitment and the structure of the program. A foundation was laid, and we look for Coach to add and build upon it."
Following college, Patrick would go on to compete multiple PGA mini-tour events as well as state opens. Other highlights of his career including taking lessons under Pro-emeritus Jack Grout at Muirfield Village as well as owning/leasing multiple course in the immediate area such as The Elm GC, Big Beaver Creek GC, and Dogwood Hills GC. Lane is married to his wife, Robin Patrick, with whom they have had two children. Both Lane and Robin have already been connected to Ohio Christian, as Lane teaches Accounting as well as other Graduate level courses, while Robin is the Director of Student Services for OCU.
"I am excited to bring forward-thinking ideas to this position," said Director Lane Patrick, "I look forward to providing a high level of service in recruiting and maintaining our student-athletes in the golf program."
Coach Cathy Cook originally hails from Mansfield, Ohio. As a high school golfer, she had the opportunity to not only play golf, but play on the men's team at both high schools she attended. Following high school, Cook went on to play collegiate golf at The Ohio State University, where she helped lead the Buckeyes to three Big Ten Championships and four trips to the NCAA Tournament in her four years of eligibility. Cook would continue her golf career by joining Amateur Tour as well as the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) where she was able to achieve success at the highest level of professional golf.
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