Jon Whithaus, Associate Head Golf Coach at Duke University, has been named the 2020-21 Division I Golf Pride WGCA Assistant Coach of the Year.
Acceptance video: https://vimeo.com/557706743
Since joining Duke as an assistant coach in 2014, Whithaus has helped lead the Blue Devils to an NCAA Championship, two NCAA Regional titles, three ACC Championships and six postseason appearances. After not competing in the fall of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Duke finished in the top three in every tournament throughout the spring 2021 season, including first-place finishes at the Gamecock Intercollegiate, Cavalier Match Play and the ACC Championships. Whithaus also helped guide Duke to an appearance in the semifinals of match play at the NCAA Championship. The Blue Devils boasted four WGCA All-Americans in 2020-21, which was the most from a single team in the nation.