Committed to guiding young golfers on their college journey, they’re ready to provide invaluable insights and help players access the information they need to succeed.
Rich's philosophy on college placement is centered around finding the "best fit" for each player and family based on their priorities in finding a school. This is a critical step in the college placement process and often overlooked. With over 6 years of experience as a Division 1 coach, Rich has seen hundreds of recruits go through this process and knows what it takes to play at every level (Division 1, Division 2+3 and NAIA).
With over 10 years of experience in college golf as a coach, player, and AJGA employee, I wanted to help junior golfers find the best fit for college golf based on their unique preferences.
My focus is on finding the "best fit" for each player and family, considering their academic, athletic, and social priorities to create a list of well-suited target schools.
I'm proud to be one of the AJGA's College Golf Advisors, further assisting junior golfers in their college journey
I've coached at West Point and Seton Hall, raising team rankings and developing top recruiting classes. I also coached All-Region players and Patriot League Tournament champions.
Colin joined the College Golf Guide team last summer after a three-year coaching stint at Wittenberg University, his Alma Mater. While at Wittenberg, he led the Tigers to a Top 10 Finish at the National Championship in 2022, racked up multiple wins, and maintained a Golfstat ranking that did not dip below the top 20 in the country while earning his Master's Degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration. Before his time as a coach, he spent time as a player for the Tigers. During his playing career, he won multiple individual titles, earned All-American honors twice, Conference Player of the Year, and a National Champion.
It was great. I learned a lot about coaching and about myself. I also got to see firsthand how college golf works, which has been really helpful in my current role.
I love helping students find the right college golf program for them. It's so rewarding to see a student get accepted to their dream school and then go on to have a successful college golf career.
One of the things I frequently discuss with young students is the importance of being persistent and consistent. It's a quality that sets individuals apart and can greatly contribute to their success
I think it's important for students to be able to communicate effectively with their coaches and with their teammates. They need to be able to articulate their goals and their strengths. They also need to be able to listen to feedback and to be open to improvement.
I take the time to get to know each student individually. I want to understand their goals, their strengths, and their weaknesses. Once I have a good understanding of the student, I can tailor my approach to their specific needs.
The most common question I get is "What do I need to do to get recruited?" There's no one-size-fits-all answer to that question, but I can give students some general advice and run them through a process.