WHITTIER, Calif. – Executive Director of Athletics Robert Coleman announced Monday that Assistant Athletic Director for Communications Lance Franey will oversee the Men's and Women's Golf programs in the 2016-17 season as the new Director of Golf and Head Women's Golf Coach.
"During his tenure at Whittier Lance has kept his focus squarely on the "student" when it comes to our student-athletes and he understands and supports Whittier's commitment to excellence in both academics and athletics," said Coleman. "I know we have an individual in Lance Franey who can lead our golf programs into the future with more success and with the character we expect at Whittier."
He will oversee the daily operations, management, and recruiting for both the men's and women's golf programs, as the ladies look to remain inside of the Top 30 in the Division III National Rankings. Franey will continue in his administrative position as the Assistant Athletic Director for Communications.
"Former golf coach Mike King laid a great foundation for the Whittier program and I want to build upon that and ensure that the Poet ladies remain inside of the top 30 in the Division III national rankings," said Franey. "In general, my aim is to ensure that our program continues competing at a high level and moving forward with the expectation of earning a trip to the National Championships."
"With this goal in mind, our student-athletes will know that as part of this team they will improve each year and compete at a high level day in and day out."
A native of San Diego, Calif., he graduated from Whittier College in 2009 with a degree in Child Development with an emphasis on Developmental Disorders before earning his M.A. in Education in 2011. While at Whittier as an undergraduate he played on the Men's Tennis team, while working inside of the Sports Information office and then moved into a role as an Assistant Sports Information Director from 2009-2011.
Prior to attending Whittier he attended Southwestern College in Chula Vista, Calif. where he played on the Men's Tennis team for two years, while earning an AA Degree in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Criminal Law.