Ron Macosko and Anna Acker-Macosko
Head Golf Coaches
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Ron and Anna started the Schreiner Women's Golf program and quickly built it into
a nationally-ranked program - while simultaneously taking the SU men's program to
a national championship title in 2014.
For the women, the success started early and was on the individual side as the it took three years for the program to field its first team at a conference championship. That first team surprised many by finishing runner-up at the 2009 American Southwest Conference (ASC) Championships. The next year (2010), the team won the conference title and then finished 14th at the 2010 NCAA Division III National Championship Tournament in Orlando, FL.
Since then, Schreiner has finished no worse than third in the conference title chase against very strong competition. In 2013, SU truly became a national fixture as the team went from unranked in the preseason to top 10 for the majority of the year. Included in that was one week where the team earned the #1 national ranking. In 2015, the program recorded its second conference title, winning the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Championship by 11 shots despite being a significant underdog prior to the event. The 2016 squad, despite three freshmen and a sophomore in the top five, took a lead into the final nine holes before falling back to runner-up in an attempt to repeat as league champs. In its brief tenure, the team has produced 4 WGCA All-West Region and 24 all-conference performers as well as the 2015 SCAC individual champion (Kaycee Bankert) and 2011 ASC individual champion (Gabby Rosales). The women's program has also placed 32 players on academic all-conference lists and has produced 10 WGCA All-American Scholars. The team has been attained the top GPA among Schreiner's women's sports three straight years and five times in the past seven.
Combined, the two programs have produced 63 academic all-conference performers, 16 All-American Scholars and three GCAA All-Academic Team awards (2016, 2015 and 2014). The 2016 men's team earned the highest academic honor short of a team academic national championship - the President's Award - for having a team gpa of 3.60 over the year.
Schreiner Golf has recorded five conference titles between the two programs and four NCAA Tournament appearances. Ron and Anna have been named conference coach-of-the-year five times in the past six years, were tabbed for West Region Coach-of-the-Year in 2013 and 2014 and earned a national coach-of-the-year award in 2014. Still, the duo has much higher aspirations both for the women's program and their players in the years ahead.
Prior to coming to Schreiner, both had accomplished their career goals. Anna was an NCAA Division I All-American golfer at the University of South Florida (Tampa, FL) and led the Bulls to a 4th place finish at the 1991 NCAA D-I National Championships - still the school's highest finish ever. She turned professional after graduation (BS, Speech Communications) and promptly won her first pro tournament (Futures Tour-Naples Open). She retired in the summer of 2005 after a 14-year pro career - including the last 10 as a member of the LPGA. Among her professional highlights is a 15th-place finish at the 1999 U.S. Women's Open played at Blackwolf Run in her home state of Wisconsin. She has had five top-7 finishes in LPGA events and has won 11 professional tournaments. In late 2004, she shot the second lowest round, 60 (-11), in LPGA history behind only Annika Sorenstam's 59. That score also broke the LPGA record for lowest round ever shot in a final round (for a more complete listing of Anna's playing highlights, click here). Even though retired at the time, Anna qualified for - and played in - her 8th and final U.S. Women's Open in the summer of 2007. Currently, she is also a Teaching Professional at The Club at Comanche Trace in Kerrville.
This is Ron's second stint as a college golf head coach. He was the head men's golf coach at Concord University (NCAA DII) in Athens, WV from 1999-2002. There, he took over an unsettled golf program in the fall of 1999 and completely transformed the team in one season both competitively and academically. Ron has a Masters degree (MS - Sports Management) from St. Thomas University (Miami, FL) and and a BBA in Marketing from Ohio University (Athens, OH).
The Macosko's came to Kerrville in August, 2005 when Ron accepted the job of Director of Athletics at Schreiner. Anna, Ron, Ben (3/23/01) and their dogs Nelson and Leo, live in Kerrville.