Chad Bucci
Chad Bucci
Title: Head Men's & Women's Golf Coach
Phone: 419-772-2761

Chad Bucci is now in his seventh season as the head men's and women's golf coach at Ohio Northern.

Bucci is the first full-time golf coach in ONU history and brings significant experience and success to the programs.

Through six seasons, he has guided the men's golf teams to a 210-216-6 record, a .493 win percentage, and the women's golf teams to a 188-195 mark, a .491 win percentage.

He has coached eight All-Ohio Athletic Conference honorees and one GCAA Ping All-Great Lakes Region selection in men's golf and 13 All-Conference athletes in women's golf while at Ohio Northern.

Under his guidance, the women's team posted a 28-17 overall record and ended fourth at the OAC Championships during the 2018-19 season. Meanwhile, the men ended the year at 18-48-1 with a ninth-place effort at the league championship.

Bucci came to Ohio Northern after a three-year stint as the head women's golf coach at Otterbein, where he guided the Cardinals to the 2013 OAC title and was named the OAC Women's Coach of the Year.

"I am honored and humbled to have this opportunity to be at Ohio Northern," Bucci said. "I am very excited to get started and build upon the traditions and success of both programs. Our goals will be to be successful both on the course and in the classroom."

Bucci earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education from Malone in 1991, where he was a four-year member of the golf team.

He qualified for the NAIA National Championships in each of his four seasons, winning the NAIA District title as a senior in 1991. He also served as a student assistant coach on the MU basketball team.

Bucci has been a class A-1 member of the PGA for 22 years.

Chad and his wife, Cheryl, have two sons, Sutton and Rocco, and a daughter, Karsten.

Golf under Bucci

Men's Golf


Women's Golf

Year Record Pct. OAC   Year Record Pct. OAC
2018-19 18-48-1 .276 9th   2018-19 28-17 .622 4th
2017-18 25-50-1 .334 4th   2017-18 27-18 .600 5th
2016-17 49-33-1 .596 4th   2016-17 26-27 .491 3rd
2015-16 38-14-1 .731 2nd   2015-16 39-35 .527 3rd
2014-15 43-20 .683 5th   2014-15 34-36 .486 3rd
2013-14 37-51-2 .422 6th   2013-14 34-62 .354 3rd
6-Year Totals
210-216-6 .493     6-Year Totals
188-195 .491