Bob Bastian was elevated to interim head men's and women's golf coach in August 2016.
"Bob is respected by his co-workers and was a big part of the golf program's success last year," said director of athletics Forrest Karr. "He knows how to connect with people and get his message across in a positive manner. It is very apparent that Bob loves teaching the game and always does what is in the best interest of student-athletes."
Bastian served as an assistant coach under Kyle Wittenbach during the 2015-16 campaign.
"I'm excited about the opportunity to be the head coach of the men's and women's teams," Bastian said. "We have a blueprint for success that our returning players will instill into our incoming freshmen. We plan to build on this for years to come."
During his first season in Marquette, Bastian helped guide the Wildcat men to their first NCAA Central/Midwest Regional appearance since 1999. They climbed as high as No. 15 in the national Golfstat rankings and placed in the top five at five events, including the NCAA Midwest Fall Regional.
Bastian also worked closely with the Wildcat women, who completed their first season of competition in 2015-16. As part of his daily responsibilities, he organized and implemented workouts and practices for both teams. He also ran the program's primary fall fundraiser, a college amateur golf outing.
Bastian became an elected member of the Professional Golf Association in 2015. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Professional Golf Management from Ferris State in 2014 and is currently working towards his Master's Degree in Business Administration at Northern Michigan.
A native of Norway, Michigan, Bastian completed his PGA internships at TimberStone (Iron Mountain, Michigan), Rancho Canada Club (Carmel, California) and Marquette Golf Club. During the summer of 2016, he worked as Marquette Golf Club's Assistant Golf Professional.