|Position:||Interim Head Coach|
Fred Hanover was named Interim Head Coach of the UC San Diego Men's Golf program in January of 2019.
Hanover brings 20 years of collegiate coaching experience to UC San Diego, has taught the game for over 30 years, and is an accomplished professional player.
Hanover served at the University of Redlands as Head Men's Golf Coach from 2015-2018. In his first season with the NCAA Division III Bulldogs, Hanover led the team to a second-place finish at the conference championships and one of his players was the individual medalist. In 2017, Redlands repeated its second-place performance at the conference championships. In 2018, the Bulldogs placed third in the league and produced an individual that went on to compete at the NCAA Championships.
From 1998-2010, Hanover was the first-ever Director of Golf for the men's and women's teams at Cal State San Marcos in San Diego's North County. He developed the institution's golf program from initiation to inception, spearheading recruiting efforts, developing budgets, and implementing two home tournaments. During his time with the Cougars, Hanover was honored as the NAIA Region II Coach of the Year in 2000, 2001, 2007, and 2008. The men and women achieved top 10 national rankings, won more than 10 tournaments, and produced 11 All-Americans.
Hanover was selected to direct the NAIA National Championships in 2007 and 2008 and was chosen by the NAIA to serve as the chair for the 12-school conference in which Cal State San Marcos competed.
He was also a golf lecturer at CSUSM from 2010-2012. In the newly-created position, Hanover developed a curriculum to teach golf to beginner, intermediate, and advanced level players.
Prior to working at Cal State San Marcos, Hanover was the Head Men's Golf Coach at Cal State San Bernardino from 1996-1998. With the Coyotes, he developed the 1997 NCAA Division II individual national champion and was tabbed the 1998 NCAA West Region Coach of the Year.
As a professional player, Hanover has been competing on the PGA Tour Canada since 1987. He placed in the top 100 money winners for seven consecutive years and finished in the top 10 in three tournaments. Hanover also qualified for and played in the 2014 United States Senior Open Championship.
A 1985 graduate of UC Irvine with a bachelor's degree in Political Science, Hanover was named MVP of the Anteaters' golf team in 1984.
In 1987, Hanover founded a business to provide individual and group lessons to executives, children, and adults. He continues to run the organization today.