Faris to join golf coaching staff

August 18, 2017

Ryonen FarisRecent graduate Ryonen Faris has been hired as the assistant coach for the men’s and women’s golf programs announced director of athletics Jason Bartelt Friday.

“Ryonen is one of the most decorated golfers in Marian history and will be a tremendous addition to our coaching staff,” commented Bartelt.  “He has been a key part of our golf program the past four years and he should be a great help in the development and recruitment of future student-athletes.”

In his four seasons as a Sabre, Faris was named to the NACC All-Conference team three times, and ranks second in program history with 67 rounds in his career along with ranking third in Sabre program history with a 77.6 stroke average.  Faris holds two of the top three spots for stroke average in a single season with a 76.3 in 2016, tied for first, and 76.4 in 2015, third.  He also has shot three of the five lowest single rounds in Marian history including a program record 66 at the Grand Geneva Resort October 4, 2015.

“I’m really looking forward to working with a former teammate and close friend,” commented Faris.  “Coaching is something I’ve always seen myself doing and to carry it on here at Marian where I played for four years makes it all the better.  I take pride in teaching and making other people better players and hopefully even better people off the course.  We’re here to shake things up a bit and put Marian golf on the map as a conference powerhouse. We expect great things out of both our incoming and returning athletes and I know coach McLaughlin and I can provide our players with an unbelievable experience in their 4 years here as Marian golfers.”

In his junior season, Faris helped lead the Sabres to a program record 79.2 stroke average as a team.  His senior season the Sabres nearly reset that record shooting a stroke average of 79.5, second in program history.