Saint Francis (PA) Men's Golf Coach Nick Wheeler to Resign at Season's End
Saint Francis (PA)'s Mick Wheeler
Loretto, PA -- Saint Francis (PA) Director of Athletics Bob Krimmel has announced the resignation of head men’s golf coach Nick Wheeler, effective at the end of the 2012 season.
Now in his fifth year at the helm of the men’s golf program, Wheeler led the Red Flash to a Northeast Conference title in 2010. For his final season as head coach, the Flash are picked to earn a third place finish in this year’s NEC Championship.
Overall, Wheeler has spent nine seasons with the Red Flash both as a coach and a student-athlete. As a junior, he helped legendary head coach Bob Hahn capture the program’s first NEC title in 2006.
“Leaving Saint Francis is bitter sweet. I have been associated with the school since 2003 when I started as an undergraduate student-athlete,” Wheeler said. “I do not look at this as an end but a new beginning for my relationship with Saint Francis. I will be forever grateful for the opportunity I was given after graduation in 2007 to run the golf course and golf team. My wife Victoria and I truly thank everyone for their support during this transitional period and will be back to visit Loretto many times in the future.”
In addition to his playing and coaching career, Wheeler will also relinquish his duties as the head professional at SFU’s Immergrün Golf Course. Prior to taking the top position at the course, the native of London, Ontario had been an assistant manager at the facility’s pro shop since August 2004.
“Nick Wheeler has provided great leadership for our men's golf program and Immergrün Golf Course,” Krimmel said. “His work to improve the course, the Bob Hahn golf shop and the clubhouse has progressed every aspect of the golf experience at Immergrün. The Saint Francis men's golf team has continued to experience great success in the Northeast Conference under Nick's leadership. The Red Flash family wishes Nick and his family great success in their new venture and thank them for their service to Saint Francis University.”
A national search for Wheeler’s successor will commence immediately.