STORRS – Adam Vaccari (Winsted, Conn.), a former member of the UConn men’s golf team from 2007-10, has joined the Huskies’ coaching staff. Vaccari will assist nine-year head coach Dave Pezzino in the day-to-day operation of the program, as well as help with tournament preparation and recruiting.
“I am very excited to add Adam to our program,” Pezzino said. “He played for us, so he understands the expectations we have of our student-athletes. Plus, he is an elite player himself with an extremely high golf IQ that will serve him well as a college coach.”
Vaccari, 25, played in 31 events as a four-year player for the Huskies, winning the 76th Annual NEIGA Championship as a junior in the Fall of 2010, a tournament in which he shot a career-low round of 68. As a sophomore, Vaccari earned All-Big East, All-New England, and All-Northeast Region honors. As a Husky, Vaccari shot three rounds in the 60s and six rounds of par or better.
Vaccari was forced to sit out the spring portion of his senior season after suffering a dislocated shoulder at a tournament in Florida. Moving to Orlando the summer following his senior year, he played competitively for two years and now has moved in the direction of coaching and teaching. He is currently attending graduate school at UConn and will graduate in May with a Master’s degree in education and a teaching certificate.
“Adam will be responsible for assisting with recruiting, the day-to-day operation, practices, and tournament on-course work,” Pezzino said. “He was a great fit for our program as a Husky golfer, and he will be a great fit as part of our coaching staff.”
UConn begins the spring portion of its schedule on Feb. 28 at the Loyola Golf Invitational, held at the Palm Valley Golf Course in Goodyear, Ariz.