Gabe Bubon is in his eighth year as the head coach of the Point Park University men's & women's Golf teams. When the programs were started in 2009 -- men's golf after a 37-year hiatus and women's golf for the first time ever -- Bubon was hired to be the head coach of both teams.
Since then, Bubon has taken the Pioneers men's golf team to the top of the conference. Point Park men's golf has won conference championships in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. The first once came in the American Mideast Conference, and the last three in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, which is now known as the River States Conference as of July 1, 2016.
Bubon has led the Point Park men's golf program to the NAIA national tournament in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Point Park's women's golf team has gotten a good start under Bubon, who has brought the first women's golf student-athletes to campus in school history. The Pioneers have finished in the top half of the conference for a few years of its existence.
Point Park women's golf notched its first-ever NAIA women's golf national championship qualification when Karina Palmberg won the national qualifying tournament for the conference in 2014 and competed in the NAIA national tournament that year.
In addition to his duties as men's and women's golf coach, Bubon is also the top assistant for the Point Park men's basketball team. He has been on the Pioneers' staff the last 11 years.
Point Park had a brief history of men's golf for five years from 1966-71, and the Pioneers will have a women's golf team for the first time in their history. Bubon, a native of Warren, Ohio, is excited to be in his role with Point Park golf and basketball.
Bubon brings a unique blend of knowledge and experience that allows him to excel in coaching golf and basketball. As a golfer, Bubon is a 4-handicap who plays most of his rounds competing in a scratch league in his native Ohio. He was a four-time letterman at Warren G. Harding High School, where he was the team's No. 1 man as a senior.
Bubon played basketball at Point Park for one year in 1999-2000. That year he led the American Mideast Conference in scoring at 20.1 points per game, a figure that ranked 10th in NAIA Division I. He holds the Point Park single-game scoring record with 45 points at Shawnee State on Feb. 11, 2000. Bubon made 11 3-pointers in that game, which is also record.
Bubon got his start in coaching as a men's basketball student assistant at Point Park from 2003-05 before become an assistant coach in 2005-06. Bubon was a community director in Point Park's campus life office from 2007-09.