Westmont Magazine Professor Tom Knecht to Coach the Golf Teams
Tom Knecht, Westmont professor of political science, will coach the men’s and women’s golf teams, which begin competing in fall 2019.
“Coach Knecht is a valued member of the Westmont community and a beloved professor,” said Dave Odell, Westmont’s athletic director. “He is also a huge supporter of Westmont athletics and quite a golfer.”
“Starting new athletic programs is never easy,” Knecht said. “But I can’t imagine stepping into a better situation. We have an amazing college and perfect weather—and we’ll play on some of the best courses in the country.”
Knecht earned his doctorate at UC Santa Barbara, and he has taught courses in American government, international politics and research methods at Westmont for the past decade. His current research examines the politics of sports. He will continue to teach at Westmont while coaching. Knecht graduated from Stanford University, where he belonged to the Cardinal football team.
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