Steven Ihm Named Assistant Coach

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa men’s golf coach Tyler Stith announced that Steven Ihm has been named the programs assistant coach. 

“We are very happy to welcome Steven back to the team.” said head coach Tyler Stith. “He’s one of the most accomplished players in the history of our program. Steven possesses a wealth of experience and knowledge that can be invaluable to the players. As an Iowan and former Hawkeye, he understands what it means to carry the golf bag and represent our great state.”

Ihm, a former student-athlete at Iowa competed on the men’s golf team from 2011-14. Ihm started his playing career at Indian Hills Community College where he led them to a Junior College National Championship and won the 2011 Phil Mickelson Award as the top freshman player in the NJCAA.

In Ihm’s first season as a Hawkeye, he was named second team All-Big Ten as well as earning Big Ten Golfer of the Week and PING All-Region Honoree selection. The Hawkeyes would go on to place 22nd at the NCAA Team Championships. Following his stellar first season, he led the team with a 73-stroke average. Ihm then earned first team All-Big Ten selection, and Division I PING All-Midwest Regional Team.

Ihm had seven straight rounds at or below par and became the first Hawkeye since 1970 to win back-to-back stroke play tournaments. In the summer going into his senior year, Ihm won the 60th annual Sunnehanna Amateur, joining the likes of Rickie Fowler and Webb Simpson. The victory earned Ihm an exemption for the PGA Tour’s John Deere Classic where he missed the cut by just two strokes.

In his final season as a Hawkeye Ihm was named first team All-Big Ten for the second consecutive year and named to the Division Ping All-Midwest Regional Team. Ihm became the first player in program history to earn all-conference honors three times. Ihm would go on to place fifth at the Big Ten Championships where he was named to Big Ten-All Championships team.

Ihm made his professional PGA Tour debut at the 2014 John Deere Classic where he finished tied for 27th at 10-under par.