Charlie Hoyle concluded his second season as the University of Iowa’s men’s assistant golf coach. He was hired July 30, 2018, after previously coaching at Division II Lander University. Hoyle joins a program that has finished fourth or better at the Big Ten Championships in five of the last seven seasons, while also having 10 NCAA appearances in the last 12 years.
In his second season, Hoyle helped direct the Hawkeyes to three top-six finishes, including a third place finish at the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Classic. Hoyle helped coach senior Alex Schaake and sophomore Gonzalo Leal Montero to five top-25 finishes a piece with 71.6 and 71.9 18-hole stroke averages, respectively. With help from Hoyle, junior Jake Rowe recorded his career low 18-hole score (70) in the second round of the Puerto Rico Classic. The 2020 season was canceled by Big Ten Conference and NCAA on March 12, due to concerns of coronavirus (COVID-19).
In his first year, Hoyle helped coach Iowa to a national ranking, another NCAA Regionals appearance and five top-five finishes, including the Hawkeye Invitational title with a school shattering record 54-hole score of 809 (-43), topping the previous mark by 24 strokes. Hoyle helped coach Alex Schaake to five top-10 finishes, earning Men’s Big Ten Golfer of the Year and the Les Bolstad award for leading the Big Ten with a 70.81 stroke average, along with being named a unanimous All-Big Ten First Team honoree. Benton Weinberg was named a second-team All-Big Ten selection. Hoyle was also instrumental in freshman Gonzalo Leal Montero and transfer Joe Kim’s success, walking with each Hawkeye rookie providing guidance during their rounds throughout the season.
His coaching career began in August of 2011, after being hired as Lander’s men’s and women’s assistant golf coach. While assisting the men’s team, he helped lead the Bearcats to two team wins and recruited and coached six men’s all-conference players, three NCAA PING All-Regional players, two conference freshman of the year, and two NCAA All-Americans.
As the women’s assistant, Hoyle recruited and coached seven women’s all-conference players, two NCAA PING All-Regional players, two conference freshman of the year, and one NCAA All-American. Hoyle also helped guide the women’s team to an impressive nine team wins.
A native of Lancashire, England, Hoyle played at Lander University in South Carolina from 2006-2010, where he recorded three second-place individual finishes and seven team victories. Hoyle was a two-time NCAA PING All-Region selection and a two-time All-Peach Belt selection, while being voted Lander’s Most Valuable Player by his teammates in 2009.
After graduating in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education/exercise studies, he competed professionally, winning 10 events across various mini-tours in the U.S, while also competing in the PGA Tour’s Q-School. Hoyle’s playing career stretched to Europe before returning to the U.S.