College launches men’s golf program with hiring of local coach

Chris Frantz

Hesston College Athletic Director Rob Ramseyer introduces Chris Frantz as head coach of the Larks’ new men’s golf program. Hesston men’s golf will open competition in the fall of 2016.

“We’re very excited about the addition of the golf program,” Ramseyer said. “We feel confident the program will attract high-quality student-athletes who are a great fit for our campus.”

Frantz, a 2002 Tabor College (Hillboro, Kan.) graduate and four-year collegiate varsity golfer, developed the boys golf program at Sunrise Christian Academy, Wichita, Kan., before coming to Hesston. A former faculty member at Sunrise Christian, Frantz brings a wealth of golf knowledge, passion for the sport and coaching experience to the Hesston athletic department.

“I’m excited to be at the forefront of a new athletic program,” Franz said. “Our goal is to help further the mission of Hesston College, and to impact young student-athletes both on and off the course.”

Hesston men’s golf will share a close relationship with the Hesston Golf Park, an excellent 18-hole public course on the east edge of town.

“We’re thrilled to help partner with Hesston College and get the golf program running,” said HGP golf pro Grady Pauls. “This is a great addition for the golf course and for our community.”

Originally from Waterloo, Ontario, Frantz has lived in south central Kansas since graduating from Tabor with a degree in health and physical education. Frantz begins recruiting for the new program immediately.