Men’s Golf | 9/1/2021 7:32:00 AM
TROY, N.Y. – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics Dr. Lee McElroy has announced the hiring of Evan Drew as the head golf coach.”We are pleased to welcome Coach Drew to the Engineers Family,” McElroy said. “He brings a comprehensive coaching style to our program and is well prepared to lead our nationally-ranked golf team. Our student-athletes are excited to have Coach Drew onboard and look forward to his leadership.””I am extremely honored and excited to be the next head golf coach at RPI,” Drew said. “I look forward to continuing and building off of the recent successes of the program led by Coach (Jamie) Jackson. I am eager to meet and get to know the RPI Golf Family and the rest of the Rensselaer Community. I cannot thank Dr. McElroy and Kevin Beattie enough for putting their trust in me and affording me this opportunity.”Drew joins the Engineers while also serving as an assistant golf professional at the Saratoga Spa Golf Course, where his responsibilities include teaching junior clinics and camps as well as providing individual lessons. He also helps handle daily operations, including in the pro shop.A native of Elizabethtown, N.Y., Drew has also been an assistant pro at the Ausable Club in Keene Valley, N.Y., where he handled member-guest relations, hosted clinics, provided lessons, organized the club’s championship and other tournaments and assisted with operations aspects.In addition to his experience in golf, Drew has also has coached men’s soccer, women’s soccer, and men’s basketball, all at the collegiate level. He spent time as a volunteer assistant men’s soccer coach at The College of Saint Rose, primarily with the goalkeepers. In addition to on-field coaching, he aided with game preparation, student-athlete academic meetings, video work and opposition scouting reports. Drew filled a similar role with the women’s soccer program at Hartwick College, helping the Hawks to an Empire 8 regular season title and the conference’s tournament championship game in 2019. He was part of the Coaching Staff of the Year two years ago.Drew also held assistant coaching positions in men’s basketball and women’s soccer at SUNY Adirondack between August 2017 to June 2018.He was a multi-sport student-athlete in both high school (Elizabethtown-Lewiston) and at SUNY Canton. Drew played golf for two years and soccer (goalkeeper) and basketball (guard) for one each at Canton before graduating with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Sports Management.