Men’s golf coach Doug Steiner scans the world for great golfers, recruiting them from Canada to the Virgin Islands. But two of his most recent finds came from his own backyard—literally. This year Steiner has two of his children—daughter Lindsay, a junior, and son Doug, a freshman—playing golf at Xavier.
Recruiting them, of course, was pretty easy. Steiner is in his 21st year of coaching at Xavier, so the kids have spent their entire lives on campus. And Steiner was very familiar with their games, as they often hit the links along with younger sibling, Rachel. As one might expect from kids of a coach, their games are good. The younger Doug’s drives carry nearly 300 yards, while Lindsay was twice conference player of the year in high school.
As with any parent, Steiner says being able to coach his kids has been, well, a dream.