Program Delivers Postseason, State-Level Play
The varsity boys’ golf team has become a postseason fixture in the last decade, and a division change has not changed its momentum. In fact, the Silver Knights have advanced to the district tournament every year since 2006.
The Summit has ascended to the state tournament 12 times since 1984, including three times under coach Tim Jedding (2008, 2010, 2017). Two individuals reached as high as No. 2 at state: Denny Kendall in 1984 and Wes Homan in 2001. Homan turned pro in 2008. A couple more individuals, including Sean Steinman' 13 and Jake Simpson '20, have represented The Summit in the state tournament.
The program philosophy is to schedule the best golf courses possible. Each year, The Silver Knights have three matches at their home course, Cincinnati Country Club, and participate in four to five tournaments every season. The Summit also regularly plays at Camargo Club, Kenwood Country Club and Blue Ash Golf Course.
Coach Jeff Stayton took over the program in 2019. Previously, Coach Stayton had been the boys’ junior varsity golf coach for more than a decade, a baseball coach (his 1995 Summit squad won a state championship) and a Summit athletic trainer for 20 years. Coach Stayton was named MVC Coach of the Year in his first season at the helm. Michael DiPaola is the coach of the Middle School team and the Upper School Developmental Program.