Cougars eyeing short-term and long-term goals with new coach

Posted by: SJ on Tue Sep 12th, 2017 4:04 am
Cougars eyeing short-term and long-term goals with a new golf coach at the helm..."They needed a coach and I said, ‘Well, if they couldn’t find anybody willing to do it, I would be willing to do it,’" McKenna said. "I spend most of my days up here (at Oakdale Country Club), so it didn’t really affect me. They couldn’t find anyone else to do it or who were interested in doing it. We want to keep (the team) going because we want these kids to keep playing at Oakdale (after high school)."Oakdale is like a second home to McKenna. He served as treasurer for five years and was the club's president for three years. He took over the Dirigo coaching duties from Mike Kersey Sr., who had coached the team the previous three seasons.McKenna hopes in the future he can get younger students and girls involved in the team. One of the main things he has done early in the season is work with some of the newcomers who don’t have much experience in the game. ... lm/2194057