Rob Ferguson completed his fifth season as the inaugural Head Coach of the Marymount women’s golf team for the 2018-19 season for a program that was initiated in 2014.
In 2018-19, Ferguson led the Saints to their first-ever conference championship, in the first-ever Atlantic East Conference championship; the team won the tournament by a commanding 44 stokes. The team also finished second at the Centennial Conference championship. The team competed in 12 total events, placing first in four of them. Ferguson coached freshman Denise Isabel Trojillo to the Atlantic East Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year awards, along with the Centennial Rookie of the Year honor. He had four golfers named first-team All-Atlantic East, while senior Alessandra Bertacche earned an All-Centennial team award.
In just four short years, he has continued to build up the program to compete against some of the top regional teams on the East Coast. In the 2017-18 season, the team joined the Centennial Conference as an associate member, and made plenty of noise. At the Centennial Conference Championship, then-junior Alessandra Bertacche posted the low round on both days to win the Championship by six strokes, 161 (+21). He also had senior Alexis Miller finish in the top six with a two-day score of 175 (+35). The full year was successful for the Saints, taking second in four of the 10 tournaments played in, while Bertacche won a career-best three tournament and Miller added her first individual championship at the Stevenson Spring Invitational in a playoff. Bertacche was not only named the Centennial Women's Golfer of the Year, but was also named the Centennial Women's Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year, while four others joined her on the Centennial Spring Academic Honor Roll.
In the 2016-17 campaign, he guided the program to five top-three finishes as a team. Additionally, in the program's second season, then-sophomore Bertacche recorded the program's first individual victory, taking the top spot in the Stevenson Spring Invitational with a round of 84 (+13).
Beyond his coaching for MU, Ferguson has also spent the last 31 years as the Teaching Professional at the Washington Golf and Country Club, a prestigious course that borders the campus.
Prior to taking the helm of the new program, he coached at The Potomac School in McLean, Virginia. In his four seasons guiding the program, his teams won the MAC Championship twice.
A member of the Professional Golf Association, Ferguson has quite a lengthy playing career. Winning more than 50 Pro-Ams and Section events, he appeared in the 1994 Kemper Open which is a PGA Tour event and the National Club Professional Championships three times.
As a PGA professional, he has been honored by the Middle-Atlantic section of the PGA of America with two prestigious awards: The Youth Player Development Award in 1994 and the Assistant Professional of the Year in 2003.