David Boslough was hired as York College's first full time golf coach in August of 2016. Boslough will direct both the men's and women's varsity programs. The women's golf team will begin competition in the fall of 2017.
Boslough is no stranger to York College as he was a four-year varsity letter winner for the men's golf team from 2011-2015. He ended his career with a 78.25 stroke average which is fourth on the Spartans' all-time list. He played in 53 career rounds for the Spartans as he registered 10 top five finishes and 17 top ten finishes during his York College career.
Assistant Dean for Athletics and Recreation Paul Saikia is happy to have Boslough back in the fold.
"Our search committee was completely impressed with Dave's preparedness, his passion for York College, and his enthusiasm for taking on the challenge of building something great," said Saikia. "Success is going to require a lot of hard work in mapping out effective plans for both the women and the men, and implementing an extensive recruiting strategy. Our quest for strength across all programs continues and we feel the hiring of Coach Boslough is an important step forward for Spartan Athletics."
Boslough is excited to be coming back to where he enjoyed great success as a member of the Spartan golf squad.
"I am super excited to to continue to grow the program as I tried to do as a player," said Boslough. "It's an honor to be able to come back as the head coach of the program and to start building our women's program. I want to take York College golf to the next level and build both programs to that of regional and national contenders."
Boslough ended his career as a three-time All-Capital Athletic Conference honoree. He also earned the Andrew Geyer Memorial Scholar-Athlete Award in 2014. The award, presented by Wesley College in honor of former Wolverine Andrew Geyer, recognized a CAC golfer annually for "outstanding academic credentials, athletics, citizenship and community service". Boslough also served on the York College Student-Athlete Advisory Council and was the president of the organization during his senior year at York.
Boslough has a plan for his golfers.
"My hopes for the program are that we always continue to improve and get better each day. We currently have a solid group of players on the men's side who will make this team very competitive this season. I am really looking forward to starting the women's program and to take both of these teams to the national level. I want our women's program to be great as soon as possible so I will have to really dive into recruiting immediately to make that first class one that will impact the program from the start."
Saikia believes Boslough's youth will only serve to make the Spartan program better.
"Dave will be one of the youngest head coaches in the country, but he will be fine," said Saikia. "He has a lot of energy and he knows what he's getting into. I was in the same boat when I started. I can remember more than once arriving for a game only to have the opposing coach walk into our dugout and ask me where our coach was. It just motivated me more."
The Spartans announced women's golf as their 23rd varsity sport over the summer. Both programs will compete for a Capital Athletic Conference championship starting in the spring of 2018. The Spartan men's program has already won a pair of CAC championships, capturing the titles in 2009 and 2013. Boslough will be the program's third coach following Jeff Gamber and Matt Hunter.