Hartford, Conn.- Director of Athletics Mike Renwick has announced the appointment of Matthew Greason (North Bridgton, Maine) as the new Trinity College Head Golf Coach. Currently entering his third season as Trinity's head men's ice hockey coach, Greason was a two-year captain and an All-New England and All-New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) linksman for the Bantams under Bill Detrick. He has guided the Trinity men's ice hockey program to the post-season in each of his first two seasons, and was named the NESCAC Men's Ice Hockey Coach of the Year in 2012-13. Greason will replace his former coach following the retirement of Bill Detrick this past summer after 22 seasons.
Trinity golf finished as the NESCAC Runners-Up in Detrick's final season, winning the league's fall qualifying tournament and falling two strokes short of Williams in the NESCAC Championship Tournament in May. The Bantams have qualified for all seven NESCAC Championship Tournaments, winning the league title and qualifying for the NCAA Division III Championships in 2009-10. In addition to the team success, Trinity golfers have claimed NESCAC Player of the Year honors in six of the last eight years.
"I am very pleased Matt has agreed to lead our golf program," Renwick said. "Matt has done a wonderful job with our men's ice hockey program and I am very excited to see the new heights he can attain within the golf team. I know it holds a very special place for him within his overall Trinity experience as a student-athlete so I am excited for the future. It is a program I feel can achieve great things here at Trinity."
Greason attended North Yarmouth Academy and the Hill School prior to earning a bachelor's degree in history and a master's degree in American Studies from the Trinity in 2003 and 2010, respectively. He was the head golf coach at Kent School for two years before returning to Trinity as an assistant men's ice hockey coach from 2007 to 2009. He served as an assistant men's ice hockey coach for the United States National Team Development Program U-17 and U-18 National Teams, before returning to Trinity as men's ice hockey coach in 2011.
"It is an honor to follow in the footsteps of three-time NESCAC Coach of the Year Bill Coach Detrick," said Greason. "I look forward to the challenge of continuing the great success that he enjoyed for so many years as Trinity's golf coach."