Emmitsburg, Md. (November 9, 2017) – Kevin Farrell has been named the head men's and women's golf coach at Mount St. Mary's University, returning to the same position he held from 2009-12. In September, Mount St. Mary's Director of Athletics Lynne Robinson announced the reinstatement of the men's and women's golf programs, with competition set to begin in the fall of 2018.
"We are thrilled to welcome Kevin Farrell back to his alma mater as the head coach of our men's and women's golf teams," said Robinson. "Kevin's successful collegiate coaching experience perfectly positions him to lead our golf programs during this exciting time. Throughout Kevin's coaching career, he has exhibited a commitment to student-athlete academic and athletic success: values that he will continue to embrace at Mount St. Mary's. Under Kevin's leadership, the future of our men's and women's golf programs is very bright."
Farrell began his collegiate coaching career as an assistant on the Mount St. Mary's staff during the 2008-09 season before being promoted to head coach the following year. He was at the helm of the Mount golf programs from 2009-12, and led the men's team to its first-ever Northeast Conference Championship and NCAA Regional appearance in program history during his final season en route to earning NEC Coach of the Year honors. During his three seasons as head coach of the Mountaineers, Farrell mentored and developed four NEC All-Conference players and 10 All-Academic performers.
Farrell went on for a five-year stint as the head men's golf coach at Bowling Green State University, where he coached five All-MAC performers, one MAC Freshman of the Year and nine MAC Golfers of the Week. In 2015-16, Farrell helped guide the Falcons to the lowest 18-hole team score in program history and the second-lowest 54-hole team score at the Joe Feaganes Marshall Invitational.
"Im so excited to be back at my alma mater and build the men's and women's golf programs," said Farrell. "I want to thank Bowling Green State University for the opportunity to lead the men's golf program. I feel that my experience there will help me take the Mount to new levels. I also want to thank Lynne Robinson and Kevin Robinson Jr. for allowing me to return and entrusting me with the programs again. I'm ready to start recruiting!"
As a student-athlete, Farrell was a standout on the men's golf team at Mount St. Mary's, serving as team captain for three seasons and earning All-NEC First Team honors during his senior campaign. He holds the Mount program record for lowest 54-hole Northeast Conference Championships score, which he set as a senior.
Farrell graduated from the Mount with a Bachelor of Science degree in business management in 2008.