Kyle Harman, a 2013 graduate of Daemen College, has been named to the part-time position of head men’s golf coach. He returns to his alma mater and the program for which he played as a collegiate student-athlete from 2011-13, helping the team capture the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) national championship as a senior.
This will be Harman’s first foray into the coaching scene, but he’s no stranger to amateur golf having competed in three New York State Amateur Tournaments, in addition to his collegiate career. A native of Orchard Park, he posted a team-best 76.1 stroke average during his senior season for Daemen, and is the current record-holder for low score at Crag Burn Golf Club in East Aurora.
Harman takes the reins of the program from Andrew Bennett, who stepped down after one season due to professional obligations with his full-time employment. The Daemen men’s golf team, which is set to return all five players currently on the roster, competes as an independent member of NCAA Division II and the East Region.
Harman, who holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Daemen, works full-time as a logistics planner at Praxair, Inc.