NewsMVNU Hires Stiverson to Head Men's Golf Program
written by Dave Parsons, Sports Information Director
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio - Mount Vernon Nazarene University has hired Mark Stiverson as the men’s golf coach for the 2005-2006 school year.
Stiverson, a 1977 graduate of MVNU, will replace Chris Huff, who has accepted a teaching position in the West Muskingum School District. Huff, who served as the head coach in 2004-2005 and as an assistant coach for three years prior to that, will continue to help Stiverson through the fall semester to provide a seamless transition.
"Mark will be a great addition to our coaching staff,” said MVNU athletic director Scott Flemming. "He is an alum who has demonstrated his passion for MVNU and our athletic department in the past. He has already established a relationship with many of the present golfers by traveling with them on their spring trip last year. Mark will be a tremendous role model, a hard-working coach, and a spiritual mentor to our student-athletes.”
Stiverson, who was a member of the MVNU track and field team during his college days, inherits a program with no seniors and two returning juniors. However, he is excited about the team’s potential heading into the new campaign.
"It is a great opportunity for me to be a part of the MVNU athletic department,” said Stiverson, who lives in Apple Valley with his wife, Cindy. "While golf is a sporting event, this also provides me with an opportunity for ministry with college students. The guys on the team have been working hard and I am looking forward to seeing them progress throughout the year.”
The Cougars will get their fall season under way on Friday and Saturday as they compete in the Tiffin University Invitational.