CHAMPIONSHIPS (6): 2015 (NAC), 2016 (NAC), 2017 (NAC), 2017 (MEGIA), 2017 (NEGIA DIII), 2017 (NEGIA Overall), 2018 (NAC)
NCAA TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES (4): 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
COACH OF THE YEAR (2): 2015, 2017
CAREER RECORD: 527-227 (.699)
Mike Dugas begins his seventh season at the helm of the Eagles men's golf program in 2020-21. He also serves as the head women's golf coach.
M. Dugas enters the season with a 527-227 (.699) overall record with four North Atlantic Conference (NAC) championships and one NAC runner-up finish, while developing a program worthy of the men’s golf team’s rich history at Husson University, which headed into the 2019-20 campaign as one of the premier golf program’s in New England.
Over M. Dugas’ 5-year span, Husson has made four NCAA DIII Championship Tournament appearances in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018, captured two Maine Intercollegiate Golf Association (MEIGA) Titles in 2017 and 2018, a New England Intercollegiate Golf Association (NEIGA) Division III crown in 2017 and the Overall NEIGA Title in 2017.
The 14th head coach in the Eagles’ 59-year history, M. Dugas took over the reigns of the program on July 17th, 2014, that has won 38 Conference Championships, 12 NAIA District Championships, three NAIA Regional Championships, 18 MEGIA Championships, six NEGIA DIII Championships, one NEGIA Overall Championship and has made 27 National Tournament Appearances.
In 2018-19, The Eagles’ won their 18th MEGIA crown with a two-day total of 574 (296-278) - the lowest team score in MEIGA Championship history and the lowest in HU’s history - while winning the program’s 14th NAC Championship in 16 Years. After claiming the program’s 38th conference crown, the Eagles represented the NAC in the 2019 NCAA Division III Men’s Golf Championships for the 12th time in the last 13 years. Husson finished the season with a 119-36 overall mark, the program’s tenth 100 win season since joining the NCAA in 2003.
Three members of the Husson University men’s golf team earned All-NAC honors by virtue of their top-six finishes in the NAC Championship. Tayor Morang collected his third All-Conference honor of his collegiate career and his second straight First Team selection after finishing in a tie for second with a 150 (74-76) card. Mackenzie Clow became the 12th Eagle in program history to earn three consecutive First Team honors with his fourth place score of 151 (78-73), while Gavin Dugas earned back-to-back All-NAC First Team accolades after shooting a 155 (72-83) to finish in sixth place. G. Dugas was also selected to the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) All-Northeast Region First Team in his final season wearing the Green and Gold.
Off the course, Morang and Ross DeLorenzo landed spots on the Fall NAC All-Academic team, while Morang and Clow were named GCAA All-America Scholars.
2017-18: M. Dugas led the Eagles to a 125-22 overall mark in 2017-18, their best record since the 2003-04 team (103-1) and the first 100 victory season in five years, which included the program's first undefeated fall season in 32 years. The Eagles won eight of their ten tournaments, captured the program's 37th conference title, the NAC Championship for the 13th time in the last 15 seasons, the first MEIGA Title in three years and the 17th overall, the first NEIGA DIII crown in eight seasons and for the very first time the overall NEIGA Championship.
The Eagles finished tied for 19th at the 2018 NCAA Division III Championship, held at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C. with a 608 (307-301), missing the team cut by one stroke, resulting in the program's best team finish at a National Championship in 16 years. For the second straight year a Dugas made the cut as an individual, this time Eric Dugas. E. Dugas finished tied for 12th in a field of 217 golfers - tying him with Joe Alvarez '02 - who finished tied for 12th at the 2002 NAIA National Championship - for the best indivdual finish in program history and the highest since Husson joined the NCAA in the fall of 2003, carding a 292 (75-72-75-69), the lowest four-day tournament score in program history.
Juniors Gavin Dugas, Mackenzie Clow, Daulton Wickenden, Taylor Morang and freshman Eric Dugas collected All-Conference First Team honors by virtue of their top-six finishes in the NAC Championship, hosted by MCLA at the Berkshire Hills Country Club on October 15th and 16th, marking the first time in program history, that all five golfers, who were entered into the NAC Championship, were named to the All-Conference First Team. G. Dugas also earned the program's 13th Conference Golfer of the Year honors, by carding the lowest score at the championship, while E. Dugas claimed the program's Conference Rookie of the Year honors and Morang landed on the All-Sportsmanship Team. M. Dugas was voted the Coach of the Year for the second time in his career.
Wickenden, Clow and G. Dugas were also all named to the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) Division III PING All-Northeast Region Team, while E. Dugas became the third straight golfer and the first freshman in program history to be named a Honorable Mention All-American by the GCAA.
2016-17: The 2016-17 men's campaign will be remembered as one of most successful season's in HU Golf history, as the Eagles went 93-41, wining three tournaments, including the program's 36th conference title, the NAC Championship for the 12th time in last the 14 seasons with the lowest team score in conference history of 584, during the fall and spring seasons combined. With the NAC crown, the Eagles earned the tenth automatic qualifier into the NCAA DIII Championship Tournament in team history and the 26th National Tournament berth overall.
The Eagles placed tied for 36 in the NCAA Tournament, held at beautiful Mission Inn Resort & Club in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida, with a 657 team card, while sophomore Gavin Dugas, became the first Eagle in program history during the NCAA ERA to make the cut and the third overall in program history. G. Dugas finished with a four-day score of 296, tying him for 16th place, the highest placed finished in a national tournament by an individual in program history since Joe Alvarez '02 finished tied for 12th at the 2002 NAIA National Tournament.
Along with NAC, Husson also recorded wins at the Husson Invitational and the University of Southern Maine Fall Classic, while finishing sixith at the 46th Annual Marine Federal Credit Union Intercollegiate Golf Championship.
Sophomores Mackenzie Clow, Philip Thome, Daulton Wickenden and Taylor Morang collected All-Conference honors by virtue of their top-ten finishes in the NAC Championship, hosted by Husson at the Bangor Municipal Golf Course on October 15th and 16th. Wickenden also claimed the program's 12th Conference Golfer of the Year honors, by carding the lowest score at the championship.
Wickenden was also named to the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) Division III PING All-American honorable mention team - becoming the the second straight Husson men's golfer selected to the All-American team by the GCAA. He is the second Eagle player in program history in the NCAA era to achieve this honor, while becoming the program's sixth All-American selection and the 60th different Husson student-athlete to garner All-American status.
2015-16: In 2015-16, M. Dugas guided the men's team to an 89-62 overall mark en-route to earning their tenth NAC title in the last 12 years. With the win the Eagles advanced to the program’s ninth NCAA Division III National Championship tournament and the 26th overall National Tournament appearance in the history of the program, finishing tied for 33rd out of a 41 team field with a two-day score of 644 (319-325), missing the cut by 29 strokes. M. Dugas was selected as Coach of the Year by his peers.
The highlight of the 2015-16 campaign for the men's team came at the 2016 NCAA DIII National Championship, when Greg Martin shot a two-day score of 150 to finish tied for 31st, the lowest finish by an Eagle golfer in program history and was in a position to make it to Day 3 of the Championship as an individual. Unfortunately, he was eliminated on the second playoff hole.
The men's team also posted one non-championship tournament win in 2015-16 at the Westport Hampton Inn Spring Invitational, while finishing fifth out of 13 teams at the highly reguarded Marine Federal Credit Union Golf Championship, held on the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, N.C.
Three individuals on the men's team combined to collect 20 accolades, including Martin, who garnered NAC Golfer of the Year for the second-consecutive season, becoming the first golfer in NAC history to achieve this feat, All-NAC First Team, NAC All-Sportsmanship team, NEIGA All-New England honors, while being selected for three NAC Golfer of the Week honors, and the ECAC Co-Golfer of the Month in September, and the program’s first Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) PING All-Northeast Region selection since 2012 and the program’s fourth All-American selection when he was named to the 2016 GCAA PING DIII All-American Honorable Mention team and the first since 2003, and Daulton Wickenden, who collected NAC Rookie of Year, All-NAC First Team, and NEGIA All-New England honors and was selected NAC Golfer of the Week once, NAC Rookie of the Week four times, and the ECAC Men’s Golf Rookie of the Month for October. Greg Pike was also named to the NAC All-Academic Team.
2014-15: In his first season at the helm of the men’s golf program, M. Dugas saw his Eagles win three tournaments and finished second in the NAC in 2014-15 with an overall record of 95-49. M. Dugas’ team produced three All-NAC, two NEIGA All-New England and one NAC All-Academic honorees, including Greg Martin who became the second golfer in program history during the NCAA era to be named Golfer of the Year after earning Rookie of the Year honors.
M. Dugas was the Head Golf Coach for the Maine Central Institute (MCI) from 1996-2000 where he led the team to the 1997 Maine Class B Team Championship, 1996-1998 Maine Individual Championships, and was named the KVAC B Coach of the Year in 1997 and 1998. He remains the MCI Golf Booster Chairman, a position he has held since 1996.
M. Dugas has been a member of the PGA and a PGA Professional since 1994 and currently works as the Head Professional Golfer at JW Parks Golf Course in Pittsfield, Maine.
While with the PGA, M. Dugas has served as the PGA PAT Rules Examiner, conducting and officiating player ability tests in the Central New York Section, he served on the Maine Chapter of the New England PGA Board of Directors from 1999-2000 and was the President of the Maine Chapter of the New England PGA from 2000-2006.
As a player, M. Dugas participated in the Ben Hogan Tour in 1992, was the 1994 Emmitt Kelly Masters Champion (Syracuse, NY), 2002 Maine PGA Player of the Year, and has played in the 2013 and 2014 National Professional Championship. Michael has set three course records, two of which still stand.
A 1992 graduate from the Golf Academy of America, M. Dugas has earned numerous PGA Awards; New England Section Bill Strausbaugh Award (2005), Maine Chapter of the PGA Bill Strausbaugh Award (2004), and Maine Chapter of the PGA Golf Professional of the Year (2005 & 2006).
A native of Skowhegan, Maine, Dugas attended Skowhegan Area High School. He and his wife Dawn resides in Pittsfield, Maine and have two sons, Eric and Gavin, who are both former members of the Husson men's golf team.