Men's Golf Coach Bio
Joe Zelechoski a Lehigh grad, ('73 BSEE/'78 MBA) begins his seventh season as assistant men's golf coach at Lehigh. “Coach Z” is a left-handed 7 handicap who has been playing golf since he was in fourth grade. He has played over 450 different courses around the world. Some of his favorites are The Old Course at Saint Andrews, Pine Valley, Winged Foot and Pebble Beach.
Zelechoski feels that the Lehigh Men's golf program is attracting better and better student-athletes each year.
"Lehigh offers both an excellent educational opportunity to prepare yourself for your chosen career, but also a very competitive golf environment competing at the Division I level,” he said. “At this level, the ability to score with the short game and good course management is so much more important than hitting it a mile. The mental side of golf is very important to play your best. These are some of the important areas of the game that Head Coach Henry D'Alberto and I stress." Coach Z very much enjoys sharing the Lehigh golf experience with the team.
Coach Z retired July 2012 from PPL Corp where he was VP of Supply Chain. In addition to his golf game, he has taken up horseback riding. Last fall he went skydiving to celebrate his 60th birthday. In his spare time, Coach Z enjoys traveling with his wife, Barbara and visiting with his family including two sons and two young grandsons. His collie Seabiscuit is now in training for competitive herding.