Brandon Gillis Returns to URI as Assistant Coach
Brandon Gillis has returned to the URI golf team as an assistant coach, URI Head Coach Gregg Burke announced on Friday.
Gillis played for the Rams from 2018-2023.
“Few words can describe my excitement to accept the assistant coaching position at the place I’ve called home for the past four-and-a-half years. Coaching has been a goal of mine since I began thinking about the different career paths I could take when my collegiate playing career came to an end. I’ve always had a passion for learning about the game and relaying my knowledge to others, so to be able to do that at my alma-mater is truly special,” Gillis said in a press release.
Gillis is a two-time Division I PING Northeast All-Region Team Selection and a four-time Atlantic-10 Golfer of the Week.
He was also a two-time A-10 All-Conference Selection.
“This is a huge step forward for our golf program. Having a former player as an assistant adds so much to who we are and what we can do. Obviously, as a multi-tournament college champion, along with his New Hampshire Amateur and other championships, we have a proven winner. When you add his skills as a teacher and on-course manager, we get better on Day One,” said Head Coach Gregg Burke.
The Rams get their season underway on Saturday at the Temple Invitational.
Gillis at URI
After transferring from Wake Forest, Gillis played in 30 events for Rhode Island, winning two and finishing second four more times. He had nine top-five finishes during his time with URI.
“Coach Burke and the amazing staff here have had an immense impact on me and my life, so to work alongside them is an honor and a blessing. Our golf team has been on a nice trajectory, and I’m excited to help continue the improvement and to hopefully have a similar impact on a player that Coach Burke has had on me,” said Gillis.
Gillis graduated from Rhode Island with a bachelor’s degree in Communications and a minor in Psychology.