Rutgers: Rob Shutte named head golf coach

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Rutgers director of athletics Tim Pernetti announced Tuesday that Rob Shutte has been named head men’s golf coach. Shutte has seven years of collegiate head coaching experience, including the past two seasons as head women’s coach at Lehigh.

Shutte directed the Mountain Hawks to their first-ever tournament victory at the 2011 Sunshine Spring Invitational. In the classroom, his squad maintained a 3.25 cumulative grade point average during his tenure.

Prior to his arrival in Lehigh, Shutte served as head men’s coach at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa., from 2005 to 2009. The Mules had three tournament victories and were runners-up on four occasions during his tenure.

A PGA Class “A” member, Shutte served as assistant professional at Arcola Country Club in Paramus, N.J. in 2003 after working as a program administrator and teaching professional at the First Tee of Metropolitan New York in 2002.

Shutte earned a bachelor’s degree in parks and recreation management from Penn State University in 2003. During his time at Penn State, he received the Disney World and Augie Boyd Golf Scholarships.

Shutte’s father, Bob, was a three-year football letterwinner at Rutgers from 1969 to 1971, playing defensive back, wide receiver and kicker. He was also a three-year letterwinner on the baseball diamond, playing third base and shortstop from 1970-72. His mother, Catherine, also is a Rutgers graduate.

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