|College:||Bowling Green State University '10|
|Years at St. Bonaventure:||Second Year|
Head coach John Powers produced a strong first campaign at St.
Bonaventure, leading the Bonnies to four top-5 tournament
St. Bonaventure recorded a second-place finish in the Little Three Championship, placed third in the Leo Keenan Invitational, finished fourth in the Cornell Invitational and took fifth in Manor Collegiate under Powers in 2011-2012. The Bonnies also tied for seventh place in the Barnabas Health Intercollegiate.
SBU is primed to build upon those results in 2012-2013 as five letterwinners return for Powers. The second-year coach also welcomes three newcomers to the roster.
St. Bonaventure Associate Athletic Director Steve Campbell announced on June 1, 2011 the hiring of Powers as the university’s golf coach.
Powers – a four-year golf letterwinner at Bowling Green State University – played professionally on the Florida Professional Golf Tour for one year.
After graduating from BGSU in 2010, Powers oversaw the daily operations of the golf shop at Stone Ridge Golf Club in Bowling Green, Ohio. He also helped instruct the junior golf program at the club, and organized member events and tournaments.
“John comes from a tremendous golf program at Bowling Green with a highly respected coach in Garry Winger,” Campbell, a former St. Bona golf coach, said. “He had an excellent four-year playing career and learned a lot about the game under Winger’s tutelage.
“His successful playing career and the connections he has built will serve him well in boosting the program’s recruiting,” Campbell continued. “He’ll make a great addition to not only the golf program, but also the Athletic Department and greater St. Bonaventure community.”
Prior to his time at Stone Ridge, Powers was a golf club intern at Ohio State University during the 2010 golfing season. While working for the Buckeyes, Powers assisted the head professional with daily upkeep of the golf shop and assisted in the operation of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Invitational.
Powers graduated from Bowling Green with a degree in Sport Management with an emphasis in Sport Marketing. While with the Falcons, he was also a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.
Over the course of his career at BGSU, Powers finished with a stroke average of 75.17 over 123 rounds played. In his freshman campaign, he ranked second on the Falcon roster with a 75.60 stroke average.