Coaching Staff

Head Coach Matt Stewart

Matt Stewart took over leadership of the Lawrence University golf program in fall 2015. In addition to serving as head golf coach, Stewart serves as Lawrence's assistant hockey coach.

Stewart is a 2015 graduate of Western Michigan University, where he played hockey for the Broncos and earned a bachelor’s degree in business.

Stewart is a native of Brighton, Mich., and played for the Green Bay Gamblers of the United States Hockey League before attending Western Michigan. The Gamblers won the Clark Cup during Stewart’s tenure with the team.

A defenseman, Stewart was a contributor during all four seasons at Western Michigan. He helped the Broncos to 73 wins over four seasons and a .545 winning percentage during that stretch.

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Assistant Coach Chris Burns

It's not an exaggeration to say that Chris Burns was born with a golf club in his hands.

Burns was born and raised in the golf industry and has a lifetime of experience teaching and club fitting. He has worked with his father in the golf business since he was a child. The Burns family owns and operates nearby Bob Burns Golf and Learning Center in Appleton where Chris is the director of instruction.

Burns started at Lawrence as an assistant golf coach in fall of 2010 and was named the interim head coach in spring 2014.

In his spare time, Burns writes and produces instructional golf videos and product reviews for his blog and company website. In spring 2014, his first eBook, Recipe for Inspired Golf, was published.

A 2000 graduate of Ferris State University, Burns offers a wealth of knowledge and passion for teaching and club fitting. He has more than 15 years of teaching experience and more than 20 years in club making and club fitting. Burns also has worked with some of the game's most reputable instructors, including Rick Smith and Dennis Tiziani.

Burns resides in Appleton with his wife, Tina, and son, Cameron.

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