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Steve Stetson, HEAD COACH

Steve Stetson is in his second season as Hamilton College's head women's golf coach. Two of his players posted an average 18-hole score in the 80s in 2012-13. Three student-athletes received 2012 NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team honors. Each honoree has a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.35 and must have reached sophomore academic standing at her institution.

Stetson was named the program's first head coach on May 9, 2012, after he was the interim head coach for the men's golf program in the spring of 2012. He coached the Hamilton men 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 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.


Lauren (Steates) Cupp '07, is in her second year as an assistant coach with the Hamilton College men's and women's golf teams. Cupp is a former member of the Continentals' volleyball and track & field teams and an inaugural member of the College's women's golf club program.

Cupp helped the men's golf team advance to the NESCAC championship last spring and assisted the women's team in its inaugural season of intercollegiate competition. She has also coached volleyball at both Rome Free Academy and Clinton Central School.

As an undergraduate Cupp helped form the women's golf club program at Hamilton and competed with the team for three years. Her golf experience includes four top-10 finishes at the New York State Women's Mid-Amateur Championship (including second place in 2012), 13 individual championships at New Hartford's Yahnundasis Club and titles at the 2011 Syracuse Post-Standard Championship and 2013 Central New York Championship.

Cupp was a member of the Hamilton track & field coaching staff for two seasons and worked with the high jumpers, long jumpers and triple jumpers. She coached a two-time All-American triple jumper.