DURHAM – Duke men’s golf head coach Jamie Green announced Thursday the promotion of Bob Heintz to associate head coach. Heintz, entering his eighth season with the program, joined the Blue Devils in early February of 2017 after more than five years as head men’s golf coach at the University of Pennsylvania and as a former six-time full PGA TOUR card member.
“Bob has been a key member of the Duke men’s golf staff since the day he was hired and I’m thrilled to officially name him associate head coach,” said Green. “He arrived in Durham with accomplished head coaching experience from Penn and has always gone above and beyond what I’ve asked of him. He’s shown in each consecutive season what makes him such a valuable part of the team and this promotion is a well-deserved recognition of that hard work and commitment to our Blue Devil family.”
During his time in Durham, Heintz has helped the Blue Devils re-write the team’s record book. Last season, Duke logged the most team rounds under par (21), second-best stroke average in program history (285.05), second-most rounds of even-par or better (21), and second-most under-par tournaments as a team (21). Duke’s top-five team stroke averages in program history have all come during Heintz’s tenure on the coaching staff.
“I’m grateful for this opportunity to move into an associate head coach role for this team,” said Heintz. “It means a lot to me that Nina King and Mike Sobb demonstrated their belief in me by approving this promotion. Perhaps most importantly, I appreciate the trust that Jamie has put in me since day one and I can’t wait to keep working with him and the rest of the team to strengthen the legacy of Duke men’s golf.”
With Heintz on the Blue Devils’ coaching staff, Duke has claimed 13 team tournament titles, including the 2017 ACC Championship, have been selected to an NCAA regional in every possible season and have advanced to the NCAA Championship four times.
During his five years at Penn, Heintz was named the Ivy League Coach of the Year after leading the Quakers to the conference title in 2015. Prior to entering the coaching ranks, he enjoyed a professional playing career that spanned more than two decades. He was a PGA Tour member in 2000, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010, posting a best career finish with a second-place tie at the Reno-Tahoe Open in his final…