LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced the appointment of Pete Gyscek as head men’s and women’s golf coach and assistant professor of physical education effective July 1. He will immediately serve as the men’s coach and will be responsible for building and coaching the women’s program, which will begin varsity competition in the spring of 2012.
"It is with great pleasure that we welcome Pete and his family to the W&L Athletics Department and our campus community," said Hathorn. "This is an exciting time for the golf programs at W&L and I have every confidence that Pete will build on the continued success of our men’s program and create an equally competitive program for our women’s players. I look forward to working beside Pete for many years to come."
Gyscek arrives in Lexington following six seasons as the assistant men’s and women’s golf coach at the College of William & Mary. In this role, he was responsible for assisting the director of golf with the management and administration of both programs, including assuming the role of head coach for one of the programs when they played simultaneously.
The Tribe’s men’s and women’s programs combined to tie or break 50 school records during his tenure, including having both a man and woman set school records for season and career scoring average at the school. The men’s team finished as the Colonial Athletic Association runner-up in 2010 and the women’s team ranked among the NCAA Top 100 in each of the past two seasons, a first for the program.
"My family and I are looking forward to joining the W&L family," remarked Gyscek. "Academic excellence and a strong commitment to developing student-athletes is a way of life at W&L. I am excited to welcome the men's team back to campus this fall and begin laying the ground work to bring the women's program online."
In addition to his coaching experience at William & Mary, Gyscek owned and operated the Dynamic Golf Studio in Williamsburg, Va., from 2001-2008. There he maintained a PGA Retail Teaching Center that specialized in game improvement, lessons and video analysis for regional college and amateur players. Gyscek has also worked at Pro Golf Discount in Newport News, Va. (1998-2001) and was an assistant golf professional at the Royal New Kent Golf Club (1997-98) and at the Harbourtowne Resort and Conference Center (1996-97).
Gysek is a Class “A” member of the PGA of America and he has competed as a professional on several mini-tours and in the Mid-Atlantic PGA. He is also a member of the National Golf Coaches Association, and is a Certified Golf Instructor, as well as being a Master Clubfitter and Equipment Specialist.
A 1985 graduate of Niagara University with a bachelor of science in business management, Gyscek was a four-year letterwinner and three-year captain for the Purple Eagles’ golf team.
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