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Point Park golf adds two assistant coaches

Sept. 18, 2009

PITTSBURGH - Point Park University men's and women's golf coach Gabe Bubon recently added two assistant coaches to his programs. Bubon named Jeff Allen and Mark Perhacs as assistant coaches for both the men's and women's golf teams.

Allen is the teaching professional at Grand View Golf Club, in North Braddock, Pa., and he has held a teaching certificate from the United States Golf Teacher's Federation for the last five years.

Allen

Allen (at left) is also a volunteer coach for the West Penn Minority Junior Golf Association, which has as its goal to teach life skills through the game of golf and prepare young people for the college experience.

Allen earned a bachelor's degree in integrated marketing communications from Point Park in 2008. In 1981, he completed an associate's degree in visual communications from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Since 1985, he has been the owner of Allen Studio, a graphic design firm located in Pittsburgh.

Perhacs finished up his career as a two-sport athlete at Point Park in 1999. Perhacs was a senior captain and a four-year starter on the Pioneers' men's soccer team. He also played basketball for two years. Perhacs earned a bachelor's degree in business management from Point Park in 2000.

An avid golfer, Perhacs recorded his first-career hole in one recently. He used an 8-iron to ace the 11th hole at Grand View, a 180-yard par 3.

Perhacs' coaching experience includes several years as a youth soccer coach for the Steel Valley Soccer Club. He has been an age-group commissioner for a number of years and is the coach of two teams.

For the last two years, Perhacs (below, right) and his business partners have operated GPR Solutions, an independent insurance brokerage for personal and business clients.

Mark Perhacs

Point Park announced its plans to sponsor men's and women's golf in June. The Pioneers reinstated their men's golf program after a hiatus of nearly 40 years, and they are fielding a women's golf team for the first time.

Bubon was hired as the head coach of both teams June 15. Bubon is also the top assistant for the Point Park men's basketball team, and he is in his fifth year on the men's basketball coaching staff.

The Point Park women's golf team opens its fall season Friday at the St. Vincent Invitational. The Point Park men's golf team will begin its fall season Sunday and Monday at the Kuhn Invitational hosted by Allegheny College.