Bob Hays was connected with every University of Pensylvania golf team from 1941 through 1976.  Making the varsity squad in 1941, he competed for three years, captaining the Red and Blue team his senior year.  From 1944-46, the sport was suspended due to World War II, and upon its resurrection in 1947, Hays began his coaching career.

 

For 30 seasons, Hays guided the Quakers, opening with a 6-3 record in 1947 and never had a losing season over the course of his career.  In total, Hays-coached teams combined for a 333-12 record (.729 winning percentage).

 

Hays recruited and coached some of the finest athletes as well, who amassed several championships and personal accolades.  In his tenure, Hays’ teams won Ivy league championships, ECAC championships and Eastern Intercollegiate titles.  Hays also coached three All-Americans, and eight of his players were selected to the All-East team, who represented the region in the annual East-West competition.