Longtime PGA Professional Tabbed to Lead Assumption's Men's Golf Team

Longtime PGA Professional Tabbed to Lead Assumption's Men's Golf Team



WORCESTER, Mass. – Assumption Director of Athletics Nick Smith is pleased to announce the hiring of John O'Hara as the Assumption Men's Golf head coach.

"I'm thrilled to welcome John to Assumption as our new head men's golf coach" said Smith. "He and his wife Libby have become valuable members of the Assumption community and he will be a great addition to our staff. John understands what it takes to compete at the highest level as a PGA professional for over 15 years, in addition to the need for our student-athletes to excel in the classroom and the community."

O'Hara brings a wealth of experience to his first collegiate coaching experience, highlighted by his time as the head golf professional at Cyprian Keys Golf Club in Boylston, Mass. from 2003-2012. He also served as the assistant golf pro at Cyprian Keys from 1999-2003. In addition to his instruction duties at the club, in 2004 he won the New England PGA (NEPGA) Pro-Assistant Championship with Rick Karbowski.

"I am very excited to join Assumption Athletics and to take on the role of leading the men's golf team," said O'Hara. "It is an awesome group of talented young men and I look forward to the great things we can accomplish. Assumption College is a wonderful school and I am grateful for the opportunity to become part of the community."

Collegiately, O'Hara was a member of the Division I golf program at Central Connecticut State University, where he helped lead the Blue Devils to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances in 1986 & 1987. Prior to College, O'Hara was the Massachusetts State High School Champion in 1985, as well USGA New England Junior Champion and Massachusetts Junior Champion in 1984.

O'Hara has one daughter and owns Mulch Depot as well as CJA Snow Removal and Landscaping in Worcester. John's wife Libby, works at Assumption as an Assistant Professor in the Business Studies Department.

Information for this release provided by the athletic communications staff at Assumption

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