Jack Arena '83
Jack Arena '83
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 413-542-7950
Email: jaarena@amherst.edu
Season: 23rd
The 2018-19 season will be the 25th as head coach of the Amherst men's golf team for Jack Arena '83. The Purple & White won the NESCAC title in Arena's inaugural 1994-95 season and repeated as conference champions in 1995-96. Amherst reclaimed the crown during the 1997-98 season, also making NCAA Championship appearances in 1997 and 1998.

More recently, Arena was chosen by his peers as the 2010 NESCAC Coach of the Year, as Amherst finished among the top four teams at the conference's Fall Qualifier for the first time since the championship format was altered in 2008. During the 2011-12 season, Amherst won the Little Three championship and snapped Williams College's streak of 14 consecutive titles.

Also entering his 35th season with the Amherst men's hockey team, Arena was a standout hockey player at Amherst and is the Purple & White's fourth all-time leading scorer. He capped an outstanding playing career by being selected the Hoby Baker Award winner as the most outstanding Division III collegiate player in the country.

Arena is accompanied on the course by E.J. Mills, who joins the men's golf coaching staff each spring after football season. As head coach of the Amherst football team, Mills has made his mark as one of the top coaches and defensive minds in the NESCAC and all of NCAA Division III, leading the program to a 121-39 record in 20 seasons, including a perfect 8-0 mark in 2009, 2011, 2014 and 2015.