Bates College Director of Athletics Jason Fein announced the hiring of Henry Fall to serve as the head coach of the Bates women's and men's golf teams on Friday, August 23, 2019.
"We are delighted to welcome Henry to Bates," Fein said. "His experience as a highly competitive student-athlete, as well as his teaching experience make him a superb fit to lead the Bobcats on the golf course."
Fall was a four-year starter on the Elms College varsity golf team, graduating in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and a minor in Chemistry. He was a two-year captain and led the Blazers to New England Collegiate Conference titles as a first-year and as a senior. In his senior season, the Blazers qualified for the NCAA Championships for the first time in program history. Fall also excelled in the classroom, earning Academic All-Conference honors every year.
"We frequently played against NESCAC schools during my four years at Elms and I always admired the way in which these teams carried themselves; there was a clear excellence to their programs," Fall said. "It is this pursuit of excellence and the opportunity to coach that excite me most about leading the Bobcats."
Since graduating from Elms, Fall has served as an Assistant Golf Professional at Sugarloaf Golf Club and most recently at Bath Golf Club.
"Coaching, playing, and growing the game of golf is my true passion," Fall said. "When I first heard about this position from my former golf coach at Elms, I was intrigued. There is a lot of opportunity for growth at Bates."
A Mainer and 2010 graduate of Mt. Ararat High School, Fall is originally from Harpswell and currently makes his home in Brunswick.
"It's a new day for Bates golf and we are excited to have Henry help lead the way," Fein said. "I want to take a moment to thank Coach Upham for all he did and continues to do for our program. I'm so glad he is continuing on with our Nordic Ski program.