Rensselaer head golf coach Miles Nolan has been named the Liberty League Coach of the Year in men’s golf, the league has announced. It is the second time in the last three years he has been recognized.
In 10 tournaments this season, Rensselaer won three times and finished as runner-up four times, including once in a tiebreak. Rensselaer captured the Duke Nelson Invitational at Middlebury College, the Williams College Fall invitational, and the Fred Kravetz Invitational in Rochester. The Engineers, who were ranked first in the regional rankings all season long, finished no lower than fifth place in any event.
Individually, Rensselaer, which had two seniors, two juniors, three sophomores, and one freshman, had five individual medalists and one second place finisher. Six student-athletes earned the league’s Performer of the Week award and three were PING/Golf Coaches Association of America All-Region honorees. Rensselaer also had two CoSDIA Academic All-District award winners and a league-high five Liberty League All-Academic recipients.
Nolan, who recently completed his 12th year at Rensselaer, also won the award following the 2012-13 season when Rensselaer posted eight top three finishes in the 10 tournaments it played. A Glens Falls, N.Y., native, he also guided the Engineers to an outstanding season in 2011-12 as the program finished sixth or better in all nine matches. The 2010-11 team won its first ever title at the Duke Nelson Classic.
In addition to his duties at Rensselaer, Nolan, a graduate of Plattsburgh State, has served as the head professional at Hoosick Falls Country Club, the Par 3 Golf Center in Queensbury, and Top of the World Golf Resort in Lake George. He also has experience coaching football, including a stint at Syracuse University.