Bryan Hearn joined the Centre staff in the summer of 2016 as its new Head Men's and Women's Golf Coach.
A native of Louisville, Ky., Hearn returns to the Bluegrass State after serving as the Head Men's Golf Coach at Virginia Wesleyan in Norfolk, Va. for four seasons.
During his tenure at Virginia Wesleyan, Hearn helped improve the Marlins' Golfstat national ranking from 198th to 32nd and better the team's scoring average by 33 stokes in four seasons. Hearn was named the 2016 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Coach of the Year.
He coached four NCAA Division III medalists, highlighted by the 2016 National Individual Champion Evan Cox, a native of Ashland, Ky. For his performance, Cox was also named a PING Division III First Team All-American. He paced the ODAC in scoring average and was named the 2015 Conference Rookie of the Year, the first Virginia Wesleyan golfer to earn this honor.
All told, he coached seven All-ODAC players during his time with the Marlins.
In addition to his success on the course, he spearheaded fundraising to supplement the program's budget by 300 percent and bolstered recruiting to build the largest roster in the history of the Virginia Wesleyan program. Hearn implemented an academic policy that resulted in the highest team grade point average in 10 years and produced 13 Dean's List recipients in four seasons. He also founded the women's program set to begin during the 2016-17 season.
Hearn served as the Assistant Golf Professional at Elizabeth Manor Golf and Country Club in Portsmouth, Va. for the past year, where he was an instructor and assisted in the coordination of all member and guest golf tournaments. He also worked as a Demo/Fitting Specialist for TaylorMade/Adidas Golf in Virginia Beach, Va. for two years. He also spent time as the Assistant Golf Professional at Greenbrier Country Club in Chesapeake, Va.
Hearn graduated from Old Dominion in Norfolk, Va. in 2010 with a Bachelor's Degree in Studio Art and a minor in Sports Management. His sister, Nhi Hearn Aronheim is a 1996 Centre graduate.