|Title:||Head Men's Golf Coach/Director of Marketing and Promotions|
|Position:||Head Men's Golf Coach/Director of Marketing and Promotions|
Josh Koschke is entering his fourth season as CSU-Pueblo's men's golf coach and his first season as CSU-Pueblo Athletics' Director of Marketing and Promotions.
The trajectory at which the CSU-Pueblo golf team has improved under the tutelage of Koschke has been steep as the program has reached heights unrealized in nearly 20 years. In 2011, Koschke led the ThunderWolves to its first RMAC title since 2004, winning the 2011 Spring Championship and eventually qualifying for the NCAA Division II Championships for the first time since 1994. For his efforts, Koschke was named the 2011 RMAC Coach of the Year.
Last season, despite losing one of his top golfers to injury, the team still claimed its 11th consecutive NCAA regional berth and saw its top golfer, James Berry, finish a playoff hole away from qualifying individually for nationals.
In his first year as the Pack's head coach, he helped elevate a squad that was one of the lowest-ranked teams in the NCAA Division II Central Region during the Fall of 2009 and lead it on a dramatic upswing, finishing as one of the top teams in the region and earning an at-large berth to the NCAA Division II Regional Tournament, marking the ninth consecutive year that the ThunderWolves qualified for regionals. At present, the ThunderWolves' streak of consecutive regional appearances now stands at 10 and counting.
In addition to his duties as CSU-Pueblo's golf coach, he is the Director of Marketing and Promotions for the CSU-Pueblo Department of Athletics. In this role, he directs the in-game entertainment at CSU-Pueblo athletic events as well as plans the department's advertising and community outreach for the year.
Prior to being named the Director of Marketing and Promotions, he was the Director of Instruction at the Walking Stick Golf Course in Pueblo, the ThunderWolves' home course, and through this relationship, brings a built-in working relationship with the CSU-Pueblo men's golf team. He had also helped establish a golfer development program and junior golf program at the course, and has had contact with the top high school and collegiate golfers in the area.
As a golfer, Koschke was the team captain on the ThunderWolves' RMAC Championship team in 2004, when he finished second at the 2003 RMAC Fall Championships behind teammate Travis Morton. He also finished third in the 2007 Colorado Section Assistants Championship and qualified for and competed in the 2002 United States Amateur Public Links Championship. He was also a member of two national-qualifying teams at Lamar Community College in Lamar, Colo., winning four JuCo tournaments in his time at Lamar. As a prep at Standley Lake High School in Westminster, he played in three Colorado State High School state tournaments. He is currently an apprentice working toward membership in the PGA.