|Title:||Head Men's Golf Coach|
A veteran of the collegiate coaching profession and a four-year letter winner at Hastings (Neb.) College, Chuck Scheinost was hired as Northern Colorado's head men's golf coach in 2008. Scheinost was previously an assistant at the University of Northern Illinois.
Scheinost continues to take on the responsibility of leading the Bears to the top of NCAA Division I men's golf, as Northern Colorado continues to shed its Division II image. With the Bears he's responsible for the overall direction and supervision of the men's golf program. This includes the recruitment and development of student-athletes, scheduling of tournaments, organization of practices and conditioning programs. He also coordinates the travel and transportation needs of the program, and monitors the academic progress of his players. He's also instituted several fundraising programs geared toward enhancing the men's golf team, including the reinstatement of the Up & Down booster club.
As UNC's head men's golf coach, Scheinost has guided the team from seventh in conference, to third in 2008, second in 2009 and third in 2010. He has also led the team to two tournamnet team wins, seven top-five finishes, and eighteen top-10 finishes.
Scheinost also led the team to a program-high national ranking of 130. In addition, he has helped one player earn medalist honors and had one player selected America Sky Men's Golf Conference Co-Player of the Year. Scheinost has also had four players selected to the All-America Sky Conference teams, along with having two players selected as the America Sky Conference Newcomer of the Year.
Also in his time at UNC, Scheinost has had four players selected to the America Sky Conference All-Tournament team, and he has also tutored seven Academic All-America Sky Conference performers.
Before joining the Bears, Scheinost's two seasons with the Huskies proved to be successful. He helped tutor Nick Schenk to an All Mid-American Conference selection and Zach Jecklin to the MAC All-Tournament team, en route to NIU's sixth-place finish at the season-ending tournament, its highest finish in nine years.
Prior to his arrival at Northern Illinois, Scheinost spent one year as an assistant coach at Lenoir-Rhyne College, tutoring both the men's and women's programs. In that one season, Scheinost tutored five All-South Atlantic Conference performers (four women, one man) and helped seven others achieve Academic All-League recognition.
Scheinost was involved in the coaching, recruiting and strength and conditioning aspects for Lenoir-Rhyne College. Scheinost also served as tournament director for both the Billy Joe Patton and Lady Bear Invitationals, while assisting in the organization of three other events.
However, it's not just at the collegiate level where Scheinost has built his coaching resume. The assistant director of the Payne Stewart Memorial / First Tee of the Ozarks at Kids Across America Camps during Summer 2005, Scheinost aided with the planning and development of various golf activities geared toward promoting the game of golf to inner-city youth. He also served as a volunteer coach for the Northern Colorado Junior Golf Tour in Fort Collins, arranging tournaments for boys and girls aged 12-18.
A four-year starter on the collegiate level, Scheinost proved to be much more than a standout on the links, earning Academic All-America recognition during the 2002-03 season. He also served as a student athletic-trainer for the football and basketball programs during his junior and senior campaigns.
A media production major, with a minor in athletic training/coaching, Scheinost earned a pair of Golden Leaf Awards from the Nebraska Collegiate Media Association for Best Television News Feature and Best Television Sports Reporting. The Fort Collins, Colorado, native also earned two Golden Leaf Awards in 2001 as well.