Jason Badecki enters his second season as head men's and women's golf coach and assistant professor in the department of Health, Exercise and Sport Studies.
In his first season at the helm of both programs, he guided the women's team to a third-place finish in the North Coast Athletic Conference while the men's team finished seventh. The women's golf team captured two tournament victories in 2017-18 and Emmy Timberlake was named first-team all-conference.
Badecki came to Denison after four years as the head women's golf coach at Eastern University (Pa.) and one season as the head coach of the men's and women's golf teams at Eastern. Badecki has guided the women to a pair of Middle Atlantic Conference championships in 2014 and 2017. Both conference titles resulted in appearances in the NCAA Division III Golf Championships. Badecki was named the MAC Women's Coach of the Year in 2014 after guiding the Eagles to their first NCAA postseason appearance. He picked up his second MAC Coach of the Year award earlier this year after capturing their second MAC championship. The 2017 Eagles women's golf team went on to finish 20that the NCAA Division III Championship.
In four seasons leading the women's golf team, 13 players earned all-conference accolades and six were named to the Women's Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar team.
The 2016-17 season marked Badecki's first as the head coach of the men's program. Eastern placed second in the MAC Freedom conference standings.
In addition to his role as head men's and women's golf coach at Eastern, Badecki also served as a staff advisor to their Student-Athlete Advisory Council and was the facilities manager for the athletic department.
Badecki is a 2012 graduate of Rutgers-Camden where he was a member of the golf team from 2010-12, He received a bachelor's degree in Marketing and in 2016 he completed his master's degree in business administration from Eastern University.