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Heartland names Golf Coaches

June 14, 2019

Heartland Community College has named the first Head Coach and Assistant Coach to direct the school’s upcoming Golf program.

Josh Edison has accepted the Head Coach position for the Men’s Golf team.

Edison’s collegiate golf career with Illinois State University included three top-20 college finishes. He has qualified for the CDGA amateur and has played in the Illinois State Amateur six times.

His professional career includes instructor roles at Ironwood Golf Course, All Seasons Golf and Learning Center and with Illinois State University Community Outreach.

“This is a great opportunity to represent a great institution and be a part of a growing department and school,” said Edison. “I look forward in helping develop the wealth of local talent here in Bloomington-Normal.”

Hired as Assistant Coach for the Men’s Golf team is Jeffrey Wells. A long time Bloomington-Normal resident, Wells bring experience with amateur golf in the community and has been assistant golf coach at Normal Community High School for the last three years. During his collegiate career, Wells captained the Murray State University Golf team for two years.

“Both Josh and Jeffrey have strong ties to the community and will be a big benefit to the foundation of Heartland’s Golf program,” said Athletics Director Ryan Knox. “This coaching staff will is in a great position to take advantage of the local talent we have in our district.”

Men’s Golf will be joined by Men’s and Women’s Cross Country and Women’s Volleyball as new sports added the Heartland Athletics department. The four new sports programs will begin competition in the Fall semester of 2020, joining the already-established sports of Baseball, Softball and Men’s and Women’s Soccer.

Written by: Steve Fast