News - Greenville College resumes men's golf, creates women's golf

Greenville College resumes men's golf, creates women's golf

Greenville College resumes men's golf, creates women's golf

GREENVILLE, Ill. -- The Greenville College athletic department has announced the resumption of the men's golf program and the creation of a women's golf program.  Both programs will compete for the first time in the 2016-17 academic year.  The 2015-16 year will be used to recruit student-athletes and build the program.  Coffeen resident Dany Baker was hired as the head coach of both programs.

The last men's golf season was in 2002 under the direction of head coach Jack Trager.

A golf coach for six years at Hillsboro High School, Baker has endeavored to coach golf at the college level to impact more experienced players.

Since suffering an automobile injury that left him paralyzed, Baker has used his challenge to help others.  Over the last 20 years, he has been a SoloRider representative.  He has also spent 18 years on the St. Louis Society for Disabled Children/Life Bridges Sports Camp staff and spoken at the Midwest Symposium for Therapeutic Recreation for 15 years.  He received the Outstanding Contribution Award from the Midwest Symposium.

For six years, he has been a Boots on the Green organizer.

He volunteered at the Missouri Amputee Golf Association for three years and the National Alliance on Accessible Golf for two years.

He was nominated for the Casey Martin Award which was sponsored by Nike.

Baker resides in Coffeen, Ill., and has four children - sons Tony, Nic, and Alex and daughter Lesley, a tournament director for two LPGA events and one Senior Tour.

This story was published on August 31, 2015

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