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Howard Vroon

Howard Vroon

Director of Golf/Head Men's Golf Coach

Office: O.L. Casey

Office Phone: 803-947-2065

Email:

howard.vroon@newberry.edu

Degrees:

Bachelor's in economics and philosophy, Calvin College, 1986

JD, Duke University Law School

Master's Degree, Duke's Graduate School of Philosophy

Bio:

Vroon comes to Newberry after two years as the assistant coach for the women's golf program at the College of Charleston. Prior to his time with the Cougars, Vroon was the director of golf and head men's and women's golf coach at Charleston Southern University for 11 seasons. Vroon led the CSU programs to six Big South Conference championships (four for the women's team and two for the men's team).

Under Vroon, the Charleston Southern women's team became the first women's athletics program in CSU history to advance to postseason play. The team did so by winning the 2001 Big South Conference championship and advancing to the 2001 NCAA East Regional, where they finished 14th. The program won its fourth Big South Championship in 2008. The women's program also won four team tournament titles under Vroon.

With Vroon at the helm the Charleston Southern men's golf team won its first ever Big South Conference championship in 2001, and won its second in 2003. The program earned team invitations to the 2001 and 2003 NCAA East Regional. In addition, team members earned individual invitations to the NCAA tournament in 2002 and 2006. In 2001, the men's team missed advancing to the National Championship by one shot. Under Vroon, the men's team reached a ranking as high as 54th in the country. In 11 seasons, the men's program amassed 20 team tournament titles, and in 11 Big South Conference championships, the men's team finished first or second 9 times.

During his tenure at CSU, Vroon was voted Big South Conference Coach of the Year six times.

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