The Keene State Athletic Department has added a new men’s and women’s golf team as a varsity sport that will begin in the fall of 2022. This addition raises the number of Division III athletic offerings to 20 programs. This new addition is the first new varsity sport offering in 25 years, since lacrosse was added for both men and women for the 1997-98 academic year.
Eastern Connecticut State University, Western Connecticut State University, Castleton University, Rhode Island College, and the University of Southern Maine also have a men’s golf team that is sponsored within the Little East Conference (LEC). Unfortunately, women’s golf will not be sponsored by the LEC as a championship sport, other competitive opportunities are being explored by the department.
Keene State is currently searching for a coach, and the athletic department hopes to hire a candidate in the coming weeks.