Men’s golf coach Herb Page to retire at end of 2018-2019 season.


Kent State men’s golf coach Herb Page speaks at the press conference announcing his retirement on March 7, 2019.

Henry Palattella

It’s the end of an era for the Kent State men’s golf team.

Longtime coach Herb Page announced in a press conference Thursday that he will be stepping down on July 1 after 41 years as coach of the men’s golf team. 

Jon Mills, the current associate head coach of the program, will be appointed as the new head coach.

Page came to Kent State in 1970 as a three-sport athlete before taking over as head coach in 1977. During his tenure as head coach the Flashes have made 27 NCAA Regional Appearances and 3 Regional Titles. He’s been named MAC coach of the year 23 times and has coached 21 MAC Championship Medalists.  

Page was also a catalyst in starting the Kent State women’s golf program in 1998. Page, a native of Markham, Ontario, will be inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame on June 4. 

Henry Palatella is the sports editor. Contact him at [email protected]