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Chad Bucci named head coach men's and women's golf programs at Ohio Northern

By Tim Glon

Chad Bucci has been named the head men's and women's golf coach at Ohio Northern University.

Bucci is the first full-time golf coach in ONU history and brings a great deal of success and experience with him.

"We are very excited to have Chad Bucci as the head coach of our golf programs," ONU director of athletics Tom Simmons said. "Having a full-time head coach for our men's and women's programs is new ground for us. We are looking forward to the benefits both on and off the course for our men's and women's student-athletes."

He comes to Ohio Northern after a three-year stint as head women's golf coach at Otterbein, where he guided the Cardinals to the 2013 OAC title and was named the OAC Women's Coach of the Year.

"I am honored and humbled to have this opportunity to be at Ohio Northern," Bucci said. "I am very excited to get started and build upon the traditions and success of both programs. Our goals will be to be successful both on the course and in the classroom."

Bucci earned his bachelor of arts degree in physical education from Malone in 1991 and was a four-year member of the golf team there.

He qualified for the NAIA National Championships in each of his four seasons and won the NAIA District title as a senior in 1991.

Bucci is a class A-1 member of the PGA and was the general manager of the New Albany Links Golf Club from 2011-13.

Chad and his wife, Cheryl, have two sons, Sutton and Rocco, and a daughter, Karsten.