Bulldog Hall of Fame
Ron English Ron English
Men's & Women's Golf Coach, 1979-97

English was a nine-time Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Golf Coach of the Year during his tenure as Ferris' men's and women's golf coach from 1979-97. He led Ferris to eight consecutive conference men's golf titles from 1988-95. Additionally, English began the women's golf team at Ferris in 1979 and also served on the NCAA Golf National Selection Committee. In addition to serving as the head golf coach, English also managed FSU's Katke Golf Course. His men's teams won conference championships in 14 of his 19 seasons overall at Ferris State. Twice, he helped the women's program to top five national tournament finishes while the men's team placed ninth at the NCAA-II Championships in 1986 when he was honored as the NCAA Division II District IV Coach of the Year. The 1990 Michigan PGA Teacher of the Year claimed the Northern Michigan PGA Golf Professional of the Year honor in 1995. He was a three-time Northern Michigan PGA Teacher of the Year and formerly served as president of the Northern Michigan section. The Lansing Everett High School product played collegiate golf at Michigan State University and was the 1970 Spartan Invitational Champion. He's won several Michigan PGA Golf Tournaments since that time, including the Head Professional Championship and Michigan Senior Open title. He's also served as president of the Michigan PGA Seniors organization and now works as the PGA Golf Professional, General Manager and Golf Course Superintendent at the Charlotte (Mich.) Country Club. His wife, Francee, serves as his assistant manager, and the couple have two children, Cassandra and Blake.

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