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UGF Announces Golf, Lacrosse Coaches

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The University of Great Falls announced it has hired Nick Jankiewicz as its varsity men’s and women’s golf coach, and Kylan Hallett as its varsity lacrosse coach.

Jankiewicz, 34, a native of San Diego, Calif., golfed for one season at Carroll College in Helena before transferring to UGF, where he graduated with a degree in business while minoring in accounting.

“We are happy to make this a full-time position,” UGF athletic director Gary Ehnes said. “Nick will be a fine addition to our staff.” Jankiewicz served eight years in the U.S. Marine Corps Infantry before finding golf as his passion. He competed on the Golden State Tour in California for four years as an amateur. During that time he also caddied in multiple PGA Tour, Web.com Tour and LPGA Tour events.

“Developing players is something I really enjoy doing,” Jankiewicz said. “I see a lot of value in this program even though it’s been kind of underrated in the past. I’m excited that the school is taking the steps to make it more of a full-time thing and focusing on developing a strong, competitive program.”

Jankiewicz takes over for former UGF men’s basketball coach Steve Silsby, who ran the program for several seasons.
“I hope to immediately be more competitive within the conference, and down the road to be more competitive at the national level,” Jankiewicz said.

Jankiewicz is married to the former Robin Koslosky, who graduated from C.M. Russell High. The couple has a 10-year-old daughter, Kylee.

Hallett was promoted after the resignation of Bryan Jenkins, under whom Hallett worked as an assistant during the lacrosse program’s inaugural season in 2013-14.

“Coach Jenkins did an excellent job in starting the program here at UGF, and I look forward to building on that foundation,” Hallett said.

Hallett, 26, played for Jenkins at Wells College in Aurora, N.Y. Hallett was an All-NEAC performer at Wells and is the all-time school record holder in points, goals, man-up goals and game-winning goals. Hallett also holds the single-season marks for points, points per game, goals, goals per game and game-winning goals. He’s tied for first with the most goals in one match.

“Kylan stepped up for the challenge of head coach,” Ehnes said. “We are hoping his energy and passion will provide him a strong base to become a successful head coach.”

Hallett played for the Tonawanda Braves lacrosse team and coached the Braves minor league team to two titles. He graduated from Akron (N.Y.) High where he was an All-League lacrosse performer.

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