Providence, R.I.—Rhode Island College has named Gene St. Pierre ’77 as its head men’s golf coach.
“I’m very appreciative of the opportunity to take over as head coach of the men’s golf team,” said St. Pierre. “It’s exciting to step into a program that has had a great tradition of winning and competing at the highest level for the last 10 years. This decision, of course, is bitter sweet because I will no longer be the head coach of the women’s program, which I spent the last three years establishing. I will still be involved in the transition to their new coach and I will always be there for them if and when I’m needed. I look forward to continuing the tradition that Greg Gammell was able to establish and I’m confident our men’s team will continue to achieve great success in the future.”
St. Pierre spent the three previous seasons as the head women's golf coach at RIC. In 2017-18, St. Pierre led the Anchorwomen to a third place finish at the New England Intercollegiate Golf Association (NEIGA) Championship with a pair of All-New England honorees. The Anchorwomen also registered a seventh place finish at the Empire Eight Championship.
During his tenure as an assistant coach with the men's golf program, Rhode Island College won four consecutive Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Championships (2011-14) and made four straight trips to the NCAA Div. III National Championships (2012-15).
St. Pierre earned a bachelor’s degree from Rhode Island College in 1977.
He resides in Cranston, Rhode Island with his wife Susanne ’77. They have two sons, Gregory (33) and Brian (30).
In upcoming action, the men’s golf team opens the 2018-19 season at the Westfield State Invitational on Wednesday, Sept. 19.