Interim Director of Athletics Julie Kline has announced the hiring of Joe Skovron as new head golf coach. A 2004 graduate of La Verne, Skovron returns to his alma mater and succeeds longtime coach and La Verne Hall of Famer Rex Huigens, who retired at the conclusion of the 2008 campaign.
One of the most accomplished players in Leopard history, Skovron played four seasons under Huigens, twice earning All-America honors (2001, 2004) along with being named SCIAC Player of the Year in 2001. He also was a member of the Leopards’ 2004 SCIAC Championship team which also finished 6th at the NCAA Division III Championships.
Skovron also was a two-time Academic All-America (2003, 2004) and earned La Verne Male Scholar-Athlete Honors in 2004. He turned professional in June 2004 and played on the U.S. Pro, Spanos, Gateway and Canadian Tours.