Athletics

Head Coach Jack Arena '83

 Contact Information:
413-542-7950 (office)
jaarena@amherst.edu
 
Arena
Jack Arena '83 enters his 17th year as the head coach of the Amherst men's golf team. Arena immediately found great success, winning the NESCAC title in his inaugural 1994-95 season and repeating as conference champions in 1995-96. The Lord Jeffs reclaimed the crown during the 1997-98 season, which is the last time Amherst has taken home the title. Arena also led the Lord Jeffs to the NCAA Championships in 1997 and 1998, the only two appearances in program history.

Also entering his 28th season with the Amherst men's hockey team, Arena was a standout hockey player at Amherst and is the Jeffs' fourth all-time leading scorer. He capped an outstanding playing career by being selected the Hoby Baker Award winner as the most outstanding Division III collegiate player in the country.

Arena is accompanied on the course by E.J. Mills, who joins the men's golf coaching staff each spring after football season. As head coach of the Amherst football team, Mills has made his mark as one of the top coaches and defensive minds in the NESCAC and all of NCAA Division III, leading the Jeffs to a 74-30 record in 13 seasons, including a perfect 8-0 mark in 2009.