Photo Feature: Gip Hoagland

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Photos by Sarah Frazier | Contributing Writer

Gip Hoagland working away

Gip Hoagland is the men’s golf coach at the University of Dayton. When he is not at the golf course with his team, Hoagland works on statistics, recruiting, and tournament planning in his office in Thomas J. Frericks Athletic and Convocation Center.

More than a coach

Besides being a men’s golf coach, Hoagland also works as a PGA assistant golf professional at NCR Country Club in Dayton, Ohio.  Hoagland said he has been a member of the Professional Golfers’ Association since 2007.

A season to remember

“This hat was from my first year coaching,” Hoagland said. “Being a University of Dayton alumni, I am a huge UD men’s basketball fan, so it was pretty special they got fourth place the first year I started coaching.”

A flyer family

Hoagland and his wife Lori are both graduates of the University of Dayton. The Hoagland’s youngest daughter, Emily, decided to follow in their footsteps; she graduated from UD in 2020.

Success of players

In the 12 years Hoagland has been the men’s golf coach at the University of Dayton, he has had four of his players qualify for the U.S. Amateur Championship, the largest national amateur event held in the United States.

Making history

Under Hoagland’s leadership, University of Dayton golfer Henry May became the first UD golfer to qualify for the NCAA Division I Regional Championship in 2021.

Memories and impacts made

“Little collages and mementos players give me as gifts mean so much more to me than winning a trophy,” Hoagland said. “My goal with every player that comes through is to make an impact in their lives, and these collages prove that I did that.”

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