June 5, 2007
Albany - It's a word that some coaches don't ever want to utter.
But it now applies to the Darton College golf program.
The word is dynasty.
Darton golf coach Dale Dover presented school president Dr. Peter Sireno with the the team's third consecutive National Junior College Association Division II golf championship trophy the Cavaliers won two weeks ago in Alabama.
The Cavaliers led wire-to-wire in earning the three-peat.
Head coach Dale Dover says the key to winning national titles is finding good players.
But title number-three came with basically an entirely different team that won the first two.
Proving Dover's strength as a coach.
Dale Dover said "I feel like we have been able to take players and develop them. That is the key. That is fun to see the guys and that is where you get your enjoyment. Seeing them get better."
Dr. Peter Sireno "the pride is just immense because what it does is that emulates the excellence of this institution not only athletically but academically."
Darton College is the first junior college to win three straight national titles since Tyler Junior College won five in a row from 1994-1998.
In other Darton news, the school will host the NJCAA women's soccer championships in November for a second straight year.
Dr. Sireno says the school is about to offer their athletic director's positon to a candidate that naturally did not want to identify.
Dr. Sireno described the candidate as very forward thinking and said he his hopeful an announcement will be made within a week.