Local golf course owner Greg Hire began his first season as the Interim Head Coach of the Goshen College golf program in August 2013.
Hire has owned and operated Timber Ridge Golf Club - which has served as the practice facility for the Maple Leafs - since 2005. He has further connections with the Goshen program as son Josh Hire was the Leafs' head coach from 2008-2010.
"I am so 'pumped' about this opportunity," Hire said. "I have been interested in the Goshen College golf position for the past several years and if the position every became available again, I knew I would pursue it."
He continued, "I am anxiously looking forward to the recruiting. Anyone who knows me, knows that I love to promote my community and my course and now I get to promote Goshen College also. I believe that we can offer a nice package with an education second to none, a diverse and supportive community and a quality golf course to play. What more could someone ask for in their college experience?"
In addition to the day-to-day operations of his course, Hire has conducted weekly golf clinics and youth summer golf camps. A 1977 Fairfield High School graduate, Hire had a successful career in sales and marketing prior to taking over ownership at Timber Ridge.