Head Coach Dave Williams
Dave Williams in his thirteenth season as head golf coach at Sauk Valley. One of the highlights of the Skyhawk Golf program is eleven consecutive years of participation at the national championships. Williams began teaching at Sauk in 1995 at the new fitness center, and instructing golf classes. In 1999 he took the reins of the college’s golf program. He is a graduate of Rock Falls high School (63) and Illinois State University (67) and Northern University (76) and three years of post-graduate work at Texas Woman’s University (79) where he was head coach of the basketball team. He has taught and coached at high school, college, and professional sports. Williams also competed in a variety of sports including three years of basketball at ISU. He is decorated veteran or Vietnam, serving as an infantryman, and combat medic. He lives on the Rock River with his wife Peg, and they have one son in Florida.
Assistant Coach Walt Clevenger
Walt Clevenger enters his 8th season as Skyhawk’s assistant golf coach. He brings experience to the Skyhawk’s golf program as both competitive golfer and former coach. Clevenger, of Dixon, has more than 45 years of competitive golf experience. He will again work with the team member on all aspects of the game, especially course management. As a collegiate athlete he played golf at Northern Illinois University (NIU) during his junior and senior year. He competes in golf tournaments throughout the central Illinois. As a coach, Clevenger coached Sauk’s golf program for two years from 1970 to 1972. Clevenger as an administrator and teacher in the College’s computer information systems for more than 30 years. A graduate of York High School in Elmhurst, he and his wife Wendy have a grown son and four grandchildren.
Assistant Coach Bill Stotzer
Bill Stotzer’s in his 11th season as assistant golf coach at Sauk, he brings more than 50 years of experience playing competitive golf. His expertise lies in the short game and golf course management. “Stotz,” as he affectionately referred, provides direction and supervision to the team primarily on the Skyhawk’s home course, Emerald Hill Golf Course and Learning Center.
A three-time club champion at the Rock River Country Club, Stotz helped start the golf program at Newman Central Catholic High School and serves as captain of the school’s first golf team (1950-52) when Newman was known as Catholic Community High School. He also played freshman golf at the University of Notre Dame.
Stotz holds a Bachelor of Science in Commerce from the University of Notre Dame and is a Newman Central Catholic High School graduate.