Lou DiMasi III M'11 returns for his fifth season as head coach of the Saint Michael's College men's golf program in 2012-13.
The squad had a historic 2011-12 campaign, posting its best New England Intercollegiate Golf Association (NEIGA) Championship finish since 1997 after notching its best Northeast-10 Conference Championship showing in 11 seasons. The Purple Knights tied for sixth out of 12 schools at the league meet and tied for 20th out of 34 at the regional competition. Earlier in the fall, the Purple and Gold took second among five teams at the Vermont State Championship.
In 2010-11, DiMasi guided the Purple Knights to their second straight Vermont State Championship, one of two meet victories the squad posted. The 2009-10 season saw Saint Michael's win three times. During his initial campaign, DiMasi helped the Purple and Gold tie for eighth at the 2008 NE-10 Championship, its best finish in three years.
DiMasi was a four-year member of the Burlington (Vt.) High School varsity golf program, serving as captain of the squad his senior year. He also played a year of varsity golf at Northwood Prep School in Lake Placid, N.Y.
A 2004 graduate of nearby Norwich University with a degree in business management, DiMasi was a two-time All-America defenseman on the Cadets' ice hockey team. He helped Norwich win the 2003 NCAA Division III Tournament and, following graduation, played professional ice hockey for teams in Georgia, Utah, Italy and the Netherlands.
DiMasi is a resident director at Saint Michael's and earned his master's degree from the College in May 2011. He previously served for two seasons as a men's ice hockey assistant coach for the Purple Knights, helping the 2008-09 squad win the NE-10 Tournament.