The Cottey College Athletic Department is pleased to announce the hiring of Nevada, Missouri’s, Eric Cameron as the new head golf coach for the Comets.
As a collegiate athlete, Cameron competed at the NJCAA and NCAA Division II levels in baseball. Cameron spent his first career in federal law enforcement, serving over 14 years as a Federal Air Marshal and a United States Border Patrol Agent. Following his retirement, Cameron returned to his native Nevada to raise his family and to begin his second career in education and golf. He will be leaving his current position at the Nevada R5 School District at the end of the school year.
Cameron studied golf under Coach Rick Burk in 2014/2015 and is certified as a Professional Golf Coach through the Next Level Golf USA™ (NLGU) Performance Program in Virginia. He has been a Swing Coach for NLGU since 2015, helping kids in the Nevada area through private instruction, including high school athletes and younger junior golfers. Cameron has experience coaching and developing contacts on many of the top junior golf tours around the nation, including the Hurricane Tour, Future’s Junior Golf Tour, North Texas Junior Golf Tour, First Tee, and the U.S. Kids Tour. One of his current students, his daughter Emree, “M & M,” age 10, is considered one of the best up and coming Junior female golfers in the nation.
“I’m very excited to be joining the Cottey athletics team and to get the golf program moving in the direction that was intended when the administrators added women’s golf to the athletic programing,” commented Cameron. “Within this first year, I hope to recruit enough athletes to compete as a team and start building a family. From there it’s a no brainer; we want to be playing golf deep into May at the National Championship.”
Cameron has hit the ground running and is working to recruit additional golfers for the 2018-19 season. If you or someone you know is interested in playing golf for the Comets, you can reach Coach Cameron at firstname.lastname@example.org. He begins his official duties on May 29.
The 2017-2018 season was the first season of competitive play for the Comets golf team. Beginning July 1, the golf team will join all of Cottey’s athletic programs as a new member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).