Nik Rule recently concluded his third year as head women's golf coach.
Since claiming the reins, Rule's teams have won eight tournament titles and 11 runner-up trophies, including a runner-up finish in the 2013 MCC Championships. The league finish is the highest for the program since its reinstatement in the fall of 2007.
The Statesmen own a head-to-head record of 141-66-1 in Rule's tenure, highlighted by a 125-30 mark in 2011-2012 and 2012-2013.
Rule has guided three players to all-Midwest Collegiate Conference recognition. His teams have also done well in the classroom with four individuals earning academic all-conference honors and two being named NAIA Scholar-Athletes.
Rule, a 2010 graduate of William Penn with a degree in US Government/Pre-Law and Communications-Public Relations, was a permanent fixture on William Penn's varsity golf squad from 2006-2009. He owned a career scoring average of 77.8 over 36 playing rounds, highlighted by a 2008-2009 campaign in which he averaged 76.5 in 11 rounds.
A two-sport athlete at the University, Rule was one of the best soccer players in school history, earning three first-team all-conference awards on the pitch. He was also named Midwest Collegiate Conference Newcomer of the Year as a freshman in 2005.
Learning the game of golf at a young age from his grandfather, the Idaho Falls, Idaho native began working at Sage Lakes Golf Course in high school and over the span of five years, learned invaluable content on the game. In addition to assisting with the operation of the pro shop, Rule helped teach lessons to golfers of all skill levels.
A four-year varsity member at Skyline High School, Rule received his team's Player of the Year laurel as a senior. He has won numerous golf tournaments in his career and participated in the 2008 Idaho State Amateur Tournament.
Rule also serves as the Director of University Relations at William Penn.