|Phone:||(336) 272-7102, ext. 251|
|Position:||Assistant Athletics Director/Head Golf Coach|
Dirk Fennie enters his fourth season coaching the Greensboro College men's golf team - and second year with the newly formed women's golf program - in 2012-13. He also begins his first year as Assistant Athletics Director, after being promoted to the position in June of 2012.
Among his duties as Assistant Athletics Director will include overseeing the marketing and promotions of the athletic department; planning and implementing fundraising operations; seeking, negotiating and securing athletic department sponsorships; and assisting with the coordination of the Jim Locke Golf Tournament and Pridefest fundraiser.
On the course, the Greensboro men's golf team made yet another
national tournament appearance in 2011-12 after being ranked as
high as #1 in the nation. The Pride had a strong showing with
a USA South Championship to go along with six top five finishes.
Greensboro concluded the year with a 12th place performance
at the NCAA Division III National Championship.
In just his second year on the job, Fennie coached the storied program to its second NCAA Division III National Championship. Behind the efforts of three All-Americans, The Pride pulled away for a six stroke victory at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, NC.
For the season, Greensboro took home three tournament titles and finished third at the USA South Conference Championship. In recognition of his success, Fennie won the Dave Williams Award honoring the National Coach of the Year.
During his first season with The Pride, Fennie led the team to
as high as number two in the national rankings. GC won its first
tournament since the 2004-05 season, winning the Pine Needles
Intercollegiate. At the Emory Spring Invitational, Fennie led his
team to another victory by defeating #1 Methodist; The Pride were
the only DIII team to beat the Monarchs in 2009-10.
That season, Greensboro College golf competed in its first NCAA Championship since 2005 with Fennie at the helm. Led by Second Team All-American Ben Niahrt, The Pride placed 11th at the NCAA Championship.
Prior to arriving at Greensboro College, Fennie had been a volunteer assistant to GCAA Hall of Fame coach Jack Jensen at Guilford
As a player, Fennie was the 1999 North Carolina Amateur Champion. He also represented North Carolina at several Tar Heel Cups and Carolina-Virginia team matches. Fennie has played in two US Amateur Championships, two US Mid-Amateurs, two US Public Links Amateurs (2004 Quarterfinalist), a US Junior Amateur, and the British Mid-Amateur.
Fennie played at Campbell University for two years, where he was the Big South Conference medalist, Conference Player of the Year, two-time All-Conference, team MVP, and winner of three DI tournaments in a one-month span.
He then spent the last two years playing at the University of Colorado for GCAA Hall of Fame coach Mark Simpson, helping the Buffaloes to two NCAA regionals. As a player, Fennie also worked with legendary sports psychologist Dr. Bob Rotella from the University of Virginia.
A native of Ridgewood, N.J., Fennie's family has strong roots in the golf community. His father served as a USGA Committee member and two-time US Senior Open general chairman. His brother has owned Golf USA in Greensboro since 1989. Fennie has worked professionally in sales (Golf USA, Cleveland Golf, Reebok Intl., Edelweiss Ski Haus and the Great Outdoor Provision Co.).
Fennie was also a partner in a real estate development/rental company at Emerald Isle for seven years with his wife Deborah. They have a daughter, Meredith.
Fennie serves as volunteer rules official for the Carolinas Golf Association and has helped with the first tee program in Greensboro. His other interests are endurance mountain bike racing (including the 24 hour variety) and snow skiing.