Mead adds boys golf to 2017-18 sports

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(Ryan Casey/

With 25 days before fall practice begins, Mead announced that it will be adding boys golf in the 2017-2018 season:

The Mavericks will compete right away as a varsity program and athletic director Chad Eisentrager expects them to compete in Class 4A.

"I ran the numbers for last year and we had 14 or 15 kids playing golf in St. Vrain Valley schools," Eisentrager said. "We decided we should have it at Mead High School. We had kids at Silver Creek, Skyline, Longmont, Frederick and Erie High School. We decided we wanted to bring that to Mead High School so we can represent our school."

Eisentrager has named former Mead girls basketball coach Mike Ward as the coach of the golf team.

Ward is a science teacher at Mead and having a coach that was a teacher in the building was a big plus to help kick-start the program.

"He was excited about it," Eisentrager said. "We'll have a lot of talented golfers in the program. Having a coach in the building will be a big benefit to the kids."