BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College Athletic Department has named Jay Durfee as head coach of men's golf.
A 1996 graduate of Husson University, Durfee was inducted into Husson's Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008. Following his graduation from Husson, Durfee served as Husson's Associate Golf Coach. Durfee has held Head PGA Professional/Instructor positions at several golf courses in New England and was most recently the Head Golf Coach at Notre Dame Academy and Hanover High School in Massachusetts. Durfee has been named conference coach of the year five times and in 2018 he was named Massachusetts State Golf Coach of the Year.
In addition to teaching and coaching golf, Durfee has been a long-time NCAA ice hockey official, working both at the men's Division I and III levels over the last 20 years.
"Jay Durfee will bring a wealth of teaching and coaching experience to our Men's Golf program and I am excited to welcome him and his family to the Bowdoin community," said Ashmead White Director of Athletics Tim Ryan '98. "Jay has dedicated his professional career to supporting the athletic experience of student-athletes as a golf coach and decorated ice hockey official and his passion for excellence in everything he does will be of benefit to our program going forward."
"I am extremely humbled, honored and excited to be named the next head coach of the Bowdoin College men's golf team," said Durfee. "I can't thank Athletic Director Tim Ryan and the search committee enough for such an amazing opportunity. Words can't describe how happy I am to be able to work with these student athletes to help them reach their full potential on the golf course, in the classroom and prepare them for the next stage of their lives. I cannot wait to get started!"