York named Head Golf CoachDecember 16, 2022
Heartland Community College has hired Darrin York as Head Coach of the Men’s Golf team.
Coach York has served as Head Coach of the University High School Golf team since 2012. During his time at U-High the Golf Team captures a State Championship in 2016, finished second at state in 2012, and third in 2017. He will resign from U-High as he moves to Heartland.
“I sought Coach York's involvement in our program over a year ago for this very opportunity. With his history of coaching top-level golfers around the state combined with his cerebral approach and passion for the game of golf, this transition will be seamless,” said Heartland Athletics Director Ryan Knox. “He inherits a perennial top-10 nationally ranked program and is perfectly suited to complete the direction it is headed. We are very fortunate to attract coaches this polished."
York served as Assistant Coach for the Heartland Golf in 2022. Hawks golfers finished third at the MWAC Championship match to wrap up their Fall season in October. He fills the position vacated by Josh Edison, who is departing for a full-time position at Illinois College.
“I’m excited and humbled by the opportunity to become the next Head Coach of the Heartland Men’s Golf Program. I hope to build on the recent success created by Coach Edison," said York.
“Our goal will continue to be competing for championships at the national level, while helping student athletes find opportunity at four-year schools following their time at Heartland."
York has long been involved in area athletics. He is a 1996 graduate of U-High and a 2000 graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University, where he was a member of the Titians golf team.
Darrin’s wife Jessica teaches 4th grade at Thomas Metcalf Laboratory and their two daughters, Emily and Evelyn, are juniors at U-High. His full-time work is as a financial analyst at State Farm Insurance in Bloomington.
Written by: Steve Fast