Tucker Announces Retirement As Head Men’s Golf Coach

Oskaloosa–William Penn University Athletics Director Nik Rule has announced the retirement of Steve Tucker as Head Men’s Golf Coach effective May 31.

Tucker recently finished his 19th overall season at the helm in his third separate stint; he also headed the women’s program for five years in the late 1990s.

He guided the Statesmen to their first conference title in over 40 years back in 2018 and their first-ever national tournament appearance that season as well.

In his most recent stint, Tucker coached nine all-conference players (one conference Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year) as well as three all-region selections and one All-American. Academically, four of his teams were honored as NAIA Scholar Teams, while he also produced 13 academic all-conference honorees and three NAIA Scholar-Athletes.

“Coach Tucker has been a dedicated and valued servant leader to our athletic department and our golf program for many years,” Rule said. “He has impacted so many in our men’s golf program, helping so many of us have a great experience at William Penn. He is a life-long Statesmen who will forever be a part of our family. We have a deep sense of gratitude for his years of service.”

“It has been an amazing experience teaching and coaching at William Penn University for most of the past 36 years,” Tucker said. “I give thanks to the administration for giving me the opportunity. The best part of the “job” was all the great people and life-long friends I have met; I was able to coach four of my own boys, which was priceless. The most thanks need to go my family and especially my wife for allowing me to pursue teaching and coaching as a part-time job. Go Statesmen!”

William Penn has already begun the search for the next head coach of the program.

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