Division III Representative At-Large Candidates
Rochester's Johnson, Gustavus Adolphus Coach Moe nominated
Dec. 2, 2002
NORMAN, Okla. - At the General Business Meeting held on Wednesday, January 22 at the GCAA National Convention member coaches from Division III will cast their vote for the Division III Representative At-Large. The elected official will begin his three-year term of service on the GCAA National Advisory Board on July 1, 2003.
ONLY DIVISION III MEMBER COACHES IN GOOD STANDING WITH THE GCAA ARE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE FOR THIS OFFICE. Eligible voting member coaches not attending the national convention may submit an absentee ballot to the GCAA National Office for the election of the new board member. Absentee ballots must be received by the national office no later than January 10, 2003. Ballots may be submitted via mail or fax.
Submit Absentee Ballot To:
GCAA Absentee Ballot
1225 W. Main Street, Suite 110
Norman, OK 73069
Fax: (405) 573-7888
Scott Moe, Gustavus Adolphus College
A 1995 graduate of Gustavus and an Elk River, Minnesota native, Scott Moe recently completed his sixth year as the head coach of the men's golf team. Moe has directed the Gusties to three MIAC titles in the past six years and his squad is shooting for a sixth consecutive bid to the NCAA Championships in the spring of 2002. Moe was selected the MIAC Coach of the Year in both 1997 and 1998 and was named the Golf Coaches Association of America's District Five Coach of the Year in 1996-97, 1997-98 and 1998-99. The Gusties have posted top ten finishes at the NCAA Championships for each of the past six years including an fifth place finish in 2000, 2001, and 2002.
A standout golfer for the Gusties from 1991 to 1995, Moe won three MIAC individual titles and played on four conference championship teams. He earned All-America honors in 1993 and 1995 and was named a GCAA All-American Scholar in 1995. In addition to his golf coaching duties, Moe also serves as an assistant men's hockey coach at the Gustavus Adophus.
Moe and his wife, Sarah, live in St. Peter, Minn.
Richard Johnson, University of Rochester
Coaching the Yellowjackets to a national ranking and an NCAA Division III Championship berth is nothing new for Rich Johnson. He came to the University after administering professional and amateur competition nationally and locally. As a current member of the United States Golf Association Mid- Amateur Committee, he is active in officiating at national, state, and local tournaments.
Rich Johnson has coached the University of Rochester golf team since January of 1996. Over that span the Yellowjackets have been to two NCAA Championships, three ECAC championships and have four tournament wins and 14 second place finishes. In the last two seasons ('00-'01 and '01-'02,) Rochester has a .780 winning percentage against Division III competition.
Johnson is very active in collegiate golf administration and currently holds the following positions:
Division III Representative, GCAA National Advisory Board
Chairman, NCAA Division III Men Mid-Atlantic Region Advisory Committee
Chairman, GCAA Division III Mid-Atlantic Region Selection Committee
Tournament Director, Mid-Atlantic Region Golf Classic, a 15 team collegiate tournament in Hershey, PA.
Tournament Director, Fred B. Kravetz Invitational
Tournament in Rochester, NY, for top teams from the six Division III regions based on previous year's NCAA Division III Championship.
As a golf administrator, Johnson has been chairman of the media centers for the 1989 U.S. Open Championship and the 1995 Ryder Cup. As a consultant to the USGA, Johnson planned, organized, and directed the 1995 USGA Centennial Reunion of Amateur Champions in Newport, RI. Additionally, he was chairman of the John R. Williams Tournament, a scratch four-ball tournament for top amateurs from the U.S. and Canada at Oak Hill, from 1988-1998.
Johnson played for the golf team at Iowa State, where he earned his BS degree in industrial administration, and captained the squad as a senior. He has an MBA degree from the University of Rochester. His business career was spent with the Eastman Kodak Company in various administrative and management positions.