HILLSBORO, Kan. – Tabor College Vice President of Enrollment Management & Intercollegiate Athletics, Rusty Allen, is pleased to announce the hiring of Mike Jamieson as Head Men’s and Women’s golf coach. Jamieson will assume his duties on December 1, with the goal to begin the program with the 2018-19 academic year.
“We are very excited to be bringing golf back into the line-up of varsity sports in the Tabor athletic department,” Allen said. “The KCAC has men’s and women’s golf as a championship sport, and a majority of the high schools in the state of Kansas sponsor varsity golf. We believe golf will attract men and women who will fit well with the academically excellent and decidedly Christian focus of Tabor College.”
“Coming back to Tabor was a really easy decision to make,” Jamieson said. “Having a 9-year old daughter, Kailee, and a 5-year old son, Cameron, I really feel like they will love the small town environment, and the community is wonderful. Living in Hillsboro will allow my wife Briana and I, and our two kids, to be close to friends and family, and we are looking forward to it.”
President, Jules Glanzer, is also excited to have Jamieson back in the family, and leading a revival of the golf program.
“I’m thrilled to be bringing golf back to Tabor,” Glanzer said. “This provides us with an opportunity to continue to grow our enrollment and impact more young lives preparing them for a life of learning work and service for Christ and his kingdom.”
Jamieson is ready to put his experience with Tabor and the community to good use.
“One of the great things about having a school like Tabor in a town like Hillsboro is that a person truly gets the benefit of being a part of the community,” Jamieson said. “I personally accepted Christ while attending Tabor College, and I could not have asked for better community support as I grew. I believe future student-athletes and their families will see this passion in me and feel confident about coming to Tabor.”
Jamieson’s goals for the program align with Tabor’s athletic department mission.
“I really love the athletic department’s motto that excellence enhances ministry,” Jamieson said. “My long-term goal for the program is to do just that – be excellent in every way a student-athlete can be – in the classroom, playing golf, and with life in general.
“There are a lot of things to do to get this program up and running, with many short-term goals. My family and I will be moving to Hillsboro which will be my first goal to check off the list.”
Allen appreciates Jamieson’s history at Tabor and his coaching philosophy.
“Coach Jamieson has the competitive drive, the experience and the character to lead the effort to bring golf back to Tabor,” Allen said. “We are excited to have him coming on board.”