Steve Stetson is in his first full season as head coach of the Hamilton College men's golf team. Stetson was the program's interim head coach in the spring of 2012. He coached Hamilton in the 2012 NESCAC Championship at Williams College's Taconic Golf Club.
Stetson was a two-time qualifier for the New Hampshire State Amateur Championship, and was medalist in a pre-qualifier at Province Lake in 2004. He qualified for the New York State Amateur Championship in 1998.
In 2010, Stetson won the senior division at the Greater Utica City Amateur Championship. He was the individual champion at the 2006 Syracuse District Golf Association interclub tournament held at the Turning Stone Resort. Stetson is a two-time winner of the Oneonta Country Club championship, and he captured the Otsego County amateur championship title in 1994 and 1995.
Stetson was Hamilton's head football coach from 1982 to 1984 and again from 2006 to 2011. He graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in sociology in 1973.
At Laconia High School, Stetson was a three-time member of the New Hampshire all-state team at quarterback. He was ranked No. 31 by Sports Illustrated in 2000 when the magazine listed the state's 50 greatest sports figures. Steve and his wife Sue live in Clinton. They have three children, Amy, David and Meghan.
Tom Hovey has been an assistant coach and instructor for the Hamilton College men's golf program since 1998. Hovey's instruction articles have been published in Golf Magazine.
One of the high points of Hovey’s golf career was finishing low amateur and playing all 72 holes in the Canadian Open. His other accomplishments include setting course records at 11 different courses -- the most recent being a 5-under-par 30 at age 71 -- and shooting his age more than 40 times.
Hovey graduated from College of the Holy Cross in 1953. He and future PGA Tour winner Paul Harney led the Crusaders to an NCAA championship appearance.
Bob Simon is in his 13th season as an assistant coach after a successful career as head coach of the Hamilton College men's golf program from 1987 to 2000. Simon guided the 1990 and 1998 teams to NESCAC championship titles. Hamilton eventually made its only NCAA Division III championship appearance under Simon in 1999.
Simon coached five individuals that qualified for the NCAA championship between 1989 and 1996. He also mentored a pair of two-time Golf Coaches Association of America all-academic team selections.
Simon is a committee-person and rules official for the New York State Golf Association. He has been a professor in Hamilton’s philosophy department since 1968. Simon received his bachelor’s degree from Lafayette College in 1963, and his doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania in 1969.