Roger Knick has been named Head Coach of the men's golf program, which returns to intercollegiate status after dissolving following the 1990 season.
Knick is well known in Fairfield County and the Northeast. He founded and has been President of Golf Performance Center in nearby Ridgefield, CT since 2006.
The Golf Performance Center is the northeast's number one golf academy for aspiring young golf athletes, and since opening 12 years ago, has helped over 100 athletes participate at over 80 colleges around the country.
Knick also heads the Ethan Allen Preparatory, the Giving Young People A Chance Foundation and the Junior Golf Hub.
"As a Golf Performance Specialist, I have spent my entire 20-plus-year career developing and refining my knowledge and practical application of functional exercise and its relationship to human and golf performance," said Knick.
"I frequently speak on sports development for performance to aspiring junior athletes and competitive adult athletes. I have served as a consultant to many players and universities on golf and many other sports as it relates to enhanced performance," added Knick.
Knick, a Ridgefield, CT resident, played professionally for seven years from 1990 to 1996 then went on to be a Golf Professional at Grand Cypress Golf Resort and Academy, Redding Country Club and Sunningdale Country Club in Westchester County, NY.
"We are excited to have a coach like Roger on our staff. When you talk about recruitment and development of players, Roger's background and commitment over the years, really is the perfect fit for WestConn," stated Mazza. "I am excited about the interest and talent it has drawn from current and prospective student athletes in the region, and look forward to seeing our WestConn men's golf team play in the fall."
The Colonials' golf program will begin intercollegiate play in the fall of 2018.