Herb Page, Director of Golf at Kent State University, revealed to the Rotary Club of Hudson, during a recent meeting, that his men's and women's teams are both in the NCAA playoffs this year. For more than 37 years, Herb has coached the Kent men's team which has won the Mid-America Conference Championship for the past seven years. This year’s men's team set a MAC team record of 20 under par and is ranked 6th in the nation going into the NCAA playoffs.
Herb arrived at Kent State in 1970 as an undergraduate three-sport athlete in golf, hockey and football. He was a football teammate of Nick Sabin, Head Coach of Alabama, and is manager of Ben Curtis, winner of the British Open. He owns the challenging Windmill Lakes golf course in Ravenna. In 1972, Herb was named the MAC Scholar-Athlete of the year and in 1985 was inducted into the Varsity K Alumni Association’s Athletic Hall of Fame. He was also inducted into the Golf Coaches Association of America Hall of Fame in 2004.
One of the most respected golf coaches in the country, Herb has convinced local high school talent to play for Kent, including Ben Curtis, John Hahn and for next year, Will Kertz of Hudson ranked #1 in Ohio. Two of this year’s players were recruited from Iceland and each has over a 3.5 scholastic average in addition to their excellent golf achievements.
Herb spearheads the main Kent fundraiser--the Rango Invitational, held every August at Windmill Lakes Golf Course which over the years has helped fund the unique Ferrara & Page Golf Training & Learning Center.
Herb is married to Dr. Paula Treckel and resides in Kent.
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