Alma, Mich. - Brandon Trefil '16 has accepted the position to become the new head coach of the men's and women's golf programs, as announced by Alma College Interim Director of Athletics Sarah Dehring on Thursday (July 11th).
"I am extremely honored to be named the head men's and women's golf coach," said Trefil. "I would like to thank President Abernathy, Sarah Dehring, the search committee, and the whole athletic office for the opportunity to lead the programs. It is such a blessing and dream come true to lead a program that I was a part of while attending Alma College. I am ready to hit the ground running and build a culture that will consistently compete for MIAA championships. Go Scots!"
"We're very excited to have Brandon join our team as the new head coach of the men's and women's golf programs," said Dehring. "He has proven his success in recruitment as well as coaching with the women's basketball team this past year and he'll continue to be a phenomenal asset as he joins the men's and women's golf teams."
Trefil is a former member of Alma's golf program and is currently an assistant coach with Alma's women's basketball program, with which he will continue his responsibilities. He also works in the pro shop of the Pohlcat Golf Course in Mount Pleasant, Mich.
Trefil had previously spent time as a member of the maintenance crew at the Overbrook Golf Course in Middleton, Mich, as well as a basketball coach at Alma High School and for multiple local boys AAU teams, refereeing youth and high school basketball camps and AAU tournaments in the Lansing area, and working at the United Shore Mortgage Company and the Michigan State University Federal Credit Union.
Trefil graduated from Alma College in 2016 where he was a member of both the men's basketball and men's golf programs. He graduated with a degree in finance and is currently pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Administration at Central Michigan University.