Cappola Takes Over as Head Men’s Golf Coach at Florida Tech

– Florida Tech Athletics Director Bill Jurgens has announced that Pat Cappola will step up as the head men’s golf coach for the Panthers. He takes over for
former head coach and Director of Financial Aid Jay Lally.
Cappola will assume the second-ever men’s head coach position in the program’s three-year history. In 2003, President Anthony Catanese made a bold move to
add 50 percent more athletic programs to the department, starting five new teams including men’s golf.
“I watched a highly competitive level of Sunshine State Conference play this past year…” stated Cappola. “I want the Florida Tech players to develop a team
spirit and be able to work with the veterans and incoming players to strive towards an appearance in the Division II regionals this upcoming season.”
He graduated from Niagara University in Niagara Falls, N.Y. with a bachelor’s degree in 1972. Cappola worked more than 30 years for General Motors in
Lockport, N.Y. before retiring to Indialantic, Fla. with his wife, Gayle. The couple has one daughter, Christine, and three granddaughters.
He also served his country from 1964 to1968 in the United States Air Force. Cappola was stationed in Homestead Air Force Base in Fla. and finished his tour
of duty in Vietnam.
Cappola has coached numerous baseball and soccer programs and was an umpire for years. Also under his athletic belt, Cappola has played golf since the age
seven, competing in numerous amateur tournaments in New York. He sports a five handicap and is a member of the Suntree Country Club.

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