Inside Look: Adam Pifer

By Nicholas Guldin
August 28, 2010

Cabrini College's new golf head coach, Adam Pifer

Adam Pifer was named the head golf coach at Cabrini College on July 12.

The Telford, Pa. native has been playing golf since he was nine years-old.

“I played a lot of sports in middle school and high school but eventually I dropped everything to play golf,” Pifer said.

In high school, Pifer received recognition as a four year letter winner and after graduating decided to attend Temple University. At Temple, Pifer continued his impressive career being a four year letter winner once again, while leading his team as a captain his junior and senior year.

In May of 2009, Pifer graduated and began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Temple. After only one season there he found himself in Radnor, Pa. as the head coach of the Cavaliers.

“The fall season will be good to get acclimated since it is not a title season. It will help me get into the swing of things. I want to get a feel for Division III golf and hopefully lead this team to some NCAA championships,” Pifer said.

In the past three seasons, Cabrini men’s golf has earned titles under previous head coach Dr. Tony Verde. In the 2008 and 2009 seasons, the Cavaliers took the Colonial States Athletic Conference title. In 2010 they were runner-up. It seems Pifer may have some big shoes to fill.

“I don’t feel pressure. I’m excited! Tony did a great job with the program. My goal is to get better and better every year. The program doing so well is because of the hard work Tony has put in over the years,” Pifer said.

To add to his impressive resume, Pifer also works as a golf professional at the BQ Golf Academy in Conshohocken, Pa. He gives private lessons to golfers of all ages, while also managing the junior golf programs. With this experience he feels he can help each player improve their game.

“Being a full-time golf professional, I think I bring an instructional aspect to the program and as a Division I player in college I think I bring a lot of experience as well,” Pifer said.

Cabrini will be entering this upcoming year without many key seniors who lead this team the past few years. Mike Holland, Chris Lawler and Matt Slutz are just a few of the seniors who will be missed.

“We lost a lot of good players but we have a lot of new guys coming in this year as well,” Pifer said.

Confident as ever, it seems Cabrini has found the perfect coach to lead this team.

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