In September of 2015, Albertus Magnus College Director of Athletics Jim Abromaitis announced the hiring of Ryan Quinn as its new Head Coach of the men’s and women’s golf teams. Quinn has spent the past 15 years as a golf pro and in 2008 he earned Class A PGA membership.
“We are excited to have Ryan join the staff here at Albertus,” Abromaitis said. “His knowledge of the game and his extensive teaching skills are a perfect fit for our growing program.”
It was a successful first season on the links for the Albertus Magnus College men's golf team in the fall of 2015, as the team competed in four tournaments and earned their first-ever dual match victory in late September at home against Eastern Nazarene.
During their inaugural varsity season, the Falcons played their home matches at Alling Memorial Golf Course. The 6,248-yard track is a par-72 and played host to a trio of dual matches this year.
Since he turned pro, Quinn has been introducing the sport of golf to new players, and helping current players bring up their game. His philosophy is simple. A better swing means hitting better golf shots. Hitting better shots makes the game more fun. He has served as a pro at several clubs along the Connecticut shoreline, including Fairfield County and Quinn has also received several nominations for Connecticut PGA Teacher of the Year.
Currently, he serves as the director of instruction at the Ryan Quinn Golf Academy located at Kleins' Golf Range in Madison, Connecticut. At Kleins, he provides a program of golf instruction for individuals and groups that includes sessions at the range and on-course outings.
“I’m excited to watch these student-athletes grow from where they are now to where they will be both as golfers and in their lives,” Quinn said. “We’ve had a few practices and I’m impressed with this young group of golfers, it should be an exciting first season and I’m happy to join the Albertus Magnus athletic department.”
Quinn’s philosophy and teaching style in regards to golf is simple, keep it fun. Golf is still a game and needs to be kept a game. The way he teaches golf it will always be a fun experience that golfers can carry with them throughout their lives – both on and off the course.