Ohio announced it hired Carter Cheves as its new men’s golf coach Monday.
"We are very excited to welcome Carter to the Bobcat family," said Jim Schaus, Ohio’s athletic director, in a press release by the athletic department. "He has outstanding credentials, quality recruiting successes and will be a great fit to lead our men's golf program in the future."
Cheves previously spent five years as an assistant coach at James Madison. In his time there, the Dukes broke every major scoring record for the program, winning eight times as a team in his tenure. He also spent three seasons as the head coach at Western Carolina.
“Ohio University has a rich tradition, and I am excited for the future of the men’s golf program,” Cheves said in the athletic department's press release. “I look forward to being in Athens and working with our student-athletes to reach new heights.”
Cheves will replace Bob Cooley, who retired after coaching the Bobcats for 30 years. Cheves, Cooley and Kermit Blosser are the only three coaches in Ohio men’s golf history.
The schedule for the upcoming season has not been released yet, but the first tournament for the new coach will likely be in early September.
Cheves’ new team will be led by senior Ben Sattler. Sattler finished 42nd at the Mid-American Conference Championship last season, shooting 626 (+30). He also shot a career-best 68 (-4) to finish 11th — also a career-best — at the Invitational at Savannah Harbor.