GABE BUBON -- Men's & Women's Golf Head Coach
Gabe Bubon is in his fourth year as the head coach of the Point Park University Men's & Women's Golf teams. When the programs were started in 2009 -- men's golf after a 37-year hiatus and women's golf for the first time ever -- Bubon was the man for the job.
Since then, Bubon has built the men's golf team into a strong program with the Pioneers winning the American Mideast Conference title in just three shorts years with the AMC championship in 2012. The women's golf team is also ready to shine after a few good recruiting classes has the team ready to compete favorably in 2013.
In addition to his duties as men's and women's golf coach, Bubon is also the top assistant for the Point Park men's basketball team. The 2012-13 season was his eighth year as a men's basketball assistant.
Point Park had a brief history of men's golf for five years from 1966-71, and the Pioneers will have a women's golf team for the first time in their history. Bubon, a native of Warren, Ohio, is excited to be in his role with Point Park golf and basketball.
"This is a great opportunity for me, and I look forward to building a golf program that Point Park University can be proud of," said Bubon. "This opportunity allows me to combine my two passions - golf and basketball. I'm excited to restart the golf team and also continue my role as men's basketball assistant coach."
Bubon brings a unique blend of knowledge and experience that allows him to excel in coaching golf and basketball. As a golfer, Bubon is a 4-handicap who plays most of his rounds competing in a scratch league in his native Ohio. He was a four-time letterman at Warren G. Harding High School, where he was the team's No. 1 man as a senior.
Bubon played basketball at Point Park for one year in 1999-2000. That year he led the American Mideast Conference in scoring at 20.1 points per game, a figure that ranked 10th in NAIA Division II. He holds the Point Park single-game scoring record with 45 points at Shawnee State on Feb. 11, 2000. Bubon made 11 3-pointers in that game, which is also record.
Bubon got his start in coaching as a men's basketball student assistant at Point Park from 2003-05 before become an assistant coach in 2005-06. Bubon was a community director in Point Park's campus life office from 2007-09.