Mike Dugas begins his fifth season at the helm of the Eagles men's golf program in 2018-19. He also serves as the head women's golf coach.
M. Dugas enters the season with a 408-191 (.681) overall record with three 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 2018-19 campaign as one of the premier golf program's in New England.
Over M. Dugas' 4-year span, Husson has made three NCAA DIII Championship Tournament appearances in 2015, 2016, and 2017, captured a Maine Intercollegiate Golf Association (MEIGA) Title in 2017, 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’ 58-year history, M. Dugas took over the regins of the program on July 17th, 2014, that has won 37 Conference Championships, 12 NAIA District Championships, three NAIA Regional Championships, 17 MEGIA Championships, six NEGIA DIII Championships, one NEGIA Overall Championship and has made 26 National Tournament Appearances.
Last Season, M. Dugas led the Eagles to a 125-22 overall mark, 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 members of the Husson men's golf team.
COACH OF THE YEAR (9): 1978 (NAIA District V), 1999 (MAC), 1999 (NAIA Northeast), 2000 (MAC), 2001 (MAC), 2002 (Sunrise), 2002 (NAIA Northeast), 2003 (NAC), 2006 (NAC)
CAREER RECORD: 1,166-471 (.679)
Bruce MacGregor, the winningest coach in program history and Husson University Athletics' history, enters his seventh season as an assistant coach with the Husson men's golf team and his 23rd season on the staff in 2018-19.
MacGregor returned to the men's golf program prior to the 2012-13 season after taking a three-year hiatus from coaching after serving as it's head coach for 16 seasons (1994-09). During his second stint at the helm of the program, MacGregor's teams produced an overall record of 1,152-471 (.710), winning 89 tournaments, 24 championships and made six National Tournament Appearances. His players earned 44 All-Conference, 35 MEIGA All-State, 12 NEIGA All-New England, one GCAA All-Northeast, ten NAIA All-Region X, six Conference Golfer of the Year award, five Conference Rookie of the Year award and one NEGIA Guy Tedesco Award selections.
MacGregor was recognized as Conference Coach of Year six times, NAIA Northeast Region Coach of the Year twice and was chosen as the NEIGA's Gordon McCullough Award recipient in 2008.
His first stint came in the spring of 1979, when he appointed himself head coach after Hall of Fame head coach and then Director of Athletics Keith Mahaney left Husson for the corporate world. He led the Braves to a 14-0 record, which included capturing the program's first Maine Intercollegiate Golf Association (MEGIA) Championship and the program's six NAIA District V Championship. For his efforts, MacGregor was award the 1978-79 NAIA District V Coach of the Year.
MacGregor was the Husson head men's basketball coach for 26 seasons from 1969-94 and has the most victories in program history with 545. His teams captured five NAIA District V Championships, six conference titles, and made seven trips to the NAIA National Championship Tournament. He was named District Coach of the Year five times (1970, 1976, 1979, 1989, 1990), State Coach of the Year five times (1970, 1976, 1979, 1989, 1990), and Conference Coach of the Year twice (1989, 1990).
MacGregor also coached baseball at Husson for 11 seasons from 1969-79, first serving as an assistant coach under Del Merrill (1969-73) and the program's 11th head coach after Merrill retired from coaching after the 1973 season. In his six years as the Skipper of the Husson baseball program, MacGregor complied an overall record of 77-68-1, winning three conference championships in 1974, 1975, and 1976 and the 1975 NAIA District V Championship.
MacGregor was inducted into the Husson Sports Hall of Fame in 1998, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame in 1999, the Maine Sports Hall of Fame in 2000, and the New England Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006, the Maine Basektball Hall of Fame in 2015.
During his 50 years at Husson, MacGregor has complied an overall record of 1,788-723-1 (.712). He also served as Husson's Director of Athletics from 1978-1984.
Before coming to Husson in 1968, MacGregor was a teacher and coach at Reading Memorial High School.
MacGregor earned a Bachelor of Science in education from Springfield College in 1966, Master of Education from Salem State University in 1968 and Doctor of Philosphy from the University of Maine in 1972.
Bruce and his wife, Christine, have three children: Betsy, David and Jill;