LINDSBORG — Bethany College named Tyler Schiffelbein as the new head men’s and women’s golf coach earlier today and now he already has an assistant.
Bethany also has announced today that Bill Gies will serve as assistant coach.
"We are happy that Bill Gies has expanded his role at Bethany College,” Dean of Athletics Dane Pavlovich said. "His position is a unique blend of academics and athletics and coach Gies has the background to be successful in his new role as assistant golf coach."
Gies has served as the Health and Physical Education department chair at Bethany since 2014. The previous year, he was a full-time assistant professor of physical education.
A native of Scott City, Geis won the Saline County long-driving championship in 1989. He has worked at the Salina Country Club pro shop since 1987.
Gies began the Southeast of Saline high school golf program in 2000, coaching for 12 years. In 2013, Southeast of Saline won the league and regional titles and competed at the state tournament.
"I enjoy the challenge of golf, the mental preparation to play and how you react to the results of your play," Gies said. "The Bethany golf program has been very strong and I am excited to be able to be a part of that tradition. I look forward to the challenge of this opportunity."