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Bob Heintz
Position: Head Coach
Alma Mater: Yale
Graduating Year: 1992
Experience: 3 Years

Bob Heintz was hired in September 2012 and is in his fourth year as the Head Coach of Men's Golf at the University of Pennsylvania in 2015-16. Through three seasons, he has led the Quakers to five tournament titles including the 2015 Ivy League Championships title. For that, he was named the first-ever Ivy League Coach of the Year.

Heintz's first year with the Quakers was certainly a success. Penn won a pair of team titles -- the Rehoboth Beach Invitational in the fall, the Navy Invitational in the spring -- and took third at the Ivy League Championships at the end of April. Senior P.J. Fielding earned medalist honors at the Rehoboth Beach event, and at the Ivy Championships Fielding and junior Max Marsico tied for second in the field to earn first-team All-Ivy recognition. The Red and Blue finished the campaign with a 71-44-1 record.

Penn greatly missed Marsico in 2013-14; the senor captain missed the entire year due to injury. Highlights from the year included a fourth-place finish at the Patriot Intercollegiate in the fall, and a sixth-place finish at the Navy Spring Invitational. At the Ivy League Championships, Ben Cooley took seventh place to earn second-team All-Ivy honors.

Penn's fortunes rose greatly in 2014-15, highlighted by the Ivy Championships title which marked the first worst-to-first turnaround in league history. The Quakers also won the City Six Shootout in the fall. Senior Austin Powell won a pair of tournaments -- Dartmouth's Quechee Club Invitational in the fall and George Mason's Mission Inn Spectacular in the spring -- and earned first-team All-Ivy with a second-place finish at the Ivy Championships. For that, he became Penn's first Ivy League Player of the Year in men's golf. Teammate Cooley earned his second All-Ivy honor, gaining first-team recognition thanks to his fourth-place finish at the Championships. Following its Ivy title, Penn played at the NCAA Regional at the Sagamore Golf Club in Noblesville, Ind.

In three seasons as Penn's head coach, Heintz's overall record is 176-195-4.

"I'm very proud to join the Penn Athletics family as its Men's Golf Coach," said Heintz at the time of his hiring. "I am looking forward to the challenge of taking the helm from Coach Allen and leading the team in our defense of last year's Ivy League title. We have a solid core of players returning, and I can't wait to get them started in representing the University. I am grateful to Steve Bilsky and the athletic department at Penn for giving me the opportunity to coach these fine student-athletes and be a part of the Penn community."

A 1992 Yale graduate, Heintz retired from an extensive professional playing career that included six years on the PGA Tour (the most recent being 2010). His best finish in a PGA Tour event came in 2010 when he was second at the Reno-Tahoe Open. Heintz' PGA Tour career earnings exceeded $2.2 million, with six top-10 and 15 top-25 finishes in 155 events during his career. In 2002, Heintz led the PGA Tour in putts per round and putts per green in regulation. In 2009, he led the PGA Tour in three-putt avoidance and ranked third in approach putt proximity to hole.

Heintz also made 192 starts on the Web.com Tour, with two wins -- the 1999 Shreveport (La.) Open and the 1999 Tour Championship -- as well as 14 top-10 and 42 top-25 finishes. Heintz played the NGA Hooters Tour in 1998, was the Rookie of the Year and finished second on the money list.

Heintz is one of just two players in the 38-year history of the Ivy League Championships to win the individual title three times, taking medalist honors three straight years from 1990-92. Heintz earned Academic All-America honors as a senior captain at Yale.

Heintz -- who was a volunteer assistant coach with the University of South Florida men's golf team from 1992-94 -- and his wife, Nancy, have four children: daughter Eryn and sons P.J., Daniel and Brody.

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