Jeff Griebel - Head Coach
Griebel began his 31st season at St. Ambrose in the fall of 2013. He has been
named the Midwest Collegiate Conference Men's Golf Coach of the Year 14 times,
and the NAIA Midwest Region 7 Coach of the Year 19 times.
Since becoming the men's golf coach in 1982, Griebel's teams have qualified
for the NAIA Menís Golf National Tournament 23 times. His 2004 team finished
third and his 2006 team finished fourth at the national championship. He has
accumulated 197 tournament wins in his 30-year career, a winning percentage that
ranks him as one of the top active coaches in any division nationally.
Griebel has coached eight NAIA first team All Americans: Michael Crowley
(1991), Skip Berkmeyer (1994), Bill Olson (1998), Kevin Pickerell (1999), Josh
Nelson (2000), Joe Demory (2004, 2005), Drew Chuipek (2006, 2007) and Dusty
Drenth (2009, 2010). He has had two NAIA second team All Americans: Adam White
and Dusty Drenth (2008).
Coach Griebel is a past president of the NAIA Men's Golf Coaches Association
and has served as men's golf chair of the NAIA Region 7 and Midwest Collegiate
Conference. He served as the NAIA At-Large Representative on the National
Advisory Board of the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) from 2009-13 .
He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Quad City Sports
Coach Griebel was instrumental in bringing the NAIA Men's Golf National
Tournament to the Quad Cities at TPC Deere Run in 2009, 2010 and 2011. St.
Ambrose will again host the national tournament at Deere Run in 2016 and 2107.
Coach Griebel was selected by the NAIA as the men's team coach for the USA
National Golf Team that competed in the World University Golf Championships in
Malaga, Spain in July 2010.
Coach Griebel was inducted into the St. Ambrose Athletic Department Hall of
Fame in 1994. He was honored as the recipient of the Bob Fry Award from the Iowa
section PGA of America in 2000. He received The St. Ambrose University
Distinguished Service Award in January 2004 and was inducted into the NAIA
Coaches Hall of Fame in May 2010.
Coach Griebel also serves as Director of Athletic Recruitment and assistant
men's and women's bowling coach at St. Ambrose.