Rattlers Hire New Golf Coach

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Medicine Hat, Alberta (July 30, 2019): The Medicine Hat College (MHC) is pleased to announce that hired Dillon Batsel has been hired as the new men's & women's golf coach.

Batsel is currently a part-time Canadian Professional Golfers Association (CPGA) Assistant Professional at Desert Blume Golf Club and a full-time faculty member in the business administration department.

Originally from Medicine Hat and a graduate from Medicine Hat High School, Batsel played four years in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I with Jacksonville University. He helped them grow into a top 40 team in the country with an eventual birth at Nationals in 2016 for the first time in the program's history.

While attending university, Batsel was an honors student all four years and received the Grad Assistant Golf Scholarship as someone who demonstrates great team building characteristics. He was asked to be an assistant coach during graduate school. Upon completion of his education he received a Bachelor of Science in Economics in 2014, and a Master of Business Administration in 2015.

"I am very excited to be joining the Rattlers family. I look forward to adding everything I possibly can to an already established program - thanks to Trevor Moore," says Batsel.

According to Terry Ballard, sport and wellness manager, the Rattlers family is thrilled to welcome Batsel to the program.

 "We are excited to welcome Dillon Batsel to the Rattlers family," says Ballard. "What really solidified the decision for us was his experience as a top student-athlete at the NCAA level, his vast and varied teaching and coaching background, and his belief in the development of the total student-athlete."

The golf season runs throughout September with tournaments in Edmonton and Calgary, followed by Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Championships held in Camrose Sept. 27-29, 2019.