Mark Haines begins his third season with the Governors State men's golf program, having taken over the head coaching position on September 15, 2015.
In 2016-17 Haines added six tournaments to the team's schedule and led the team to a 10th-place showing (finishing ahead of four schools) in the Jaguars' debut at the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships. GSU also defeated Calumet St. Joseph in a dual match for the first win in program history. Three golfers posted season averages in the 70s and a total of eight individual medals were earned during the season.
Haines made his coaching debut with the Jaguars at the 2015 Naperville Collegiate Invitational and guided the Jaguars through six tournaments his first season. Haines had the distinction of coaching Tony Roop, who became the first GSU male student-athlete to participate in graduation.
Haines, who also serves as general manager of the Lincoln Oaks Golf Course, hails from a three-generation family of college golfers. His father, Arthur, played golf and basketball at the University of Richmond, while his son, Keith, competed at Eckert College and Chicago State University. Mark's daughter, Lindsey, was a Division III All-American golfer at Illinois Wesleyan University.
Haines was a four-year letterwinner and a four-sport athlete at Illinois Institute of Technology, serving as a player-coach his final two seasons from 1980-82. He also served as IIT's assistant men's basketball coach from 1981-83. In addition to golf, Haines competed in basketball, cross country and bowling.
Haines serves on the CCAC men's golf oversight committee. A native of Riverdale, Illinois, he received a bachelor's in finance (1980) and a master's in business (1982) from IIT.
Haines and his wife Kimberly reside in Crete.
Scott Hogan begins his second season as assistant coach for the women’s and men’s golf teams at Governors State University. Hogan is known for utilizing the latest technology in his teaching methods and runs his own golf academy.
In 2016-17 Hogan helped the Jaguars cut five strokes off their individual averages (to 83.5) as GSU scored in all 13 team events and recorded its first dual match victory.
Hogan is a PGA Class A certified teaching and coaching professional and was recognized as a 2014 Top 50 Growth of the Game teaching professional by the Golf Range Association of America (GRAA). Since 2004 he has been provided private instruction for aspiring PGA tour candidates and high-level junior players.
An award-winning club fitter, Hogan has also worked as an assistant coach for the U.S. Junior National Golf Team.
A native of Plainfield, Illinois, Hogan serves as the golf coach at Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School. In addition, he conducts camps and clinics for several high school programs in the Chicagoland area.
Hogan received a bachelor of fine arts (BFA) in sociology from Arizona State University (2010), where he spent a season on the club team. He resides in Park Ridge.