Head Golf Coach
As the 16th head coach in the 96-year history of the program, Brian Watts enters his seventh season at the helm of the Army golf program and does so with a pair of recent NCAA Regional appearances under his belt. In his years guiding the Black Knights' program, Watts led the team to two Patriot League Championships, mentored four individual conference champions, has taken both the team and two individuals to the NCAA Regional Tournament and has been named the Patriot League Coach of the Year twice. Throughout his time as head coach, Watts has led 10 golfers to All-Patriot League First Team honors and six to All-Patriot League second team honors. He has also coached four Patriot League Player of the Year recipients, two Patriot League Rookie of the Year honorees, a GCAA/PING Academic All American and eight GCAA/PING All-Region recipients. During the 2015-16 season, Watts mentored his team to win the Patriot League Championships in record breaking fashion including individual champion Dean Sakata who led the field by a record-breaking nine-strokes. At the NCAA Regional Tournament, Peter Kim tied for seventh and forced a playoff to qualify for the NCAA Championships.
LTC Chad Bagley
LTC Chad Bagley joined the Army Golf program as the Assistant Golf Coach prior to the 2016 fall season. Bagley, who was a three-year letterwinner on the Army golf team and served as the interim Head Golf Coach in the fall of 2010, rejoins the coaching staff of the Black Knights after serving as a team Officer Representative this past season on top of his football duties. As the Director of Football Operations, Bagley was in charge of the logistical operations for all aspects of the program. He returned for the 2015 season after already serving as the Director of Football Operations for three seasons. Before returning to West Point in 2015, Bagley served as the G1 Chief of Plans, Exercises, and Operations in USARPAC at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, and has deployed in support of both Operation Iraqi Freedom (2008) and Operation Enduring Freedom (2013). In his previous tour at West Point, Bagley served as a tactical officer and regimental executive officer after completing his master's degree in counseling and leader development from Long Island University. A 1995 graduate of West Point, Bagley was a four-year member of the Black Knights' golf team, earning three varsity letters during his tenure in the Black, Gold and Gray. He earned All-Patriot League honors as a junior and served as the Black Knights' team captain during his final campaign. The Black Knights won the Patriot League Championships all four seasons that Bagley was a member of the squad.