John Rueth is the winningest golf coach in school history, with a record of 109-48 since taking over the program in 2001. Rueth has guided the Patriots to five appearances at the IHSA state meet, including three times in the past four years. Stevenson finished second in the state in 2018, third in 2017, and 10th in 2015. Rueth’s teams also finished 10th in the state in 2001 and 2005.
2020 Tryout Information:
Friday, Aug. 7 – All freshman and sophomore boys must report to Room 2004/2006 in the West Building (near the Athletic Office) at 9 a.m. for the rules, etiquette and tryout procedures meeting. All players must have all forms and physical turned into the Athletic Office before this date. The meeting will last about two hours and cover the tryout procedures, rules of golf and etiquette, and requirements for making the boys golf team.
Monday, Aug. 10 – All players report to the Marriott Lincolnshire (Crane’s Landing) for the first round of tryouts. Seniors and juniors will play first, followed by sophomores and freshmen; the first tee time is 7 a.m. The cost of the round will be around $20 to $25.
The first round of cuts will be made after Monday’s tryout round.
Tuesday, Aug. 11 – All players making the first cut will report to the Marriott Lincolnshire (Crane’s Landing) at 7 a.m. for the second round of tryouts. The cost for the round will be $20 to $25.
The second round of cuts will be made at the conclusion of the round.
Wednesday, Aug. 12 – All seniors, juniors and sophomores making the first two cuts will report to the Arboretum Golf Course. First tee time will be 6:30 a.m.
All freshmen making the first two cuts will report to the Arboretum after school for a 4 p.m. start. There will be a shuttle bus from Stevenson to take players to the golf course. The shuttle bus will be located at the Field House and will be the first bus in line. The cost of the round will be around $27 to $29.
The third round of cuts will be made after Wednesday’s tryout round.
Thursday, Aug. 13 – All players making the first three cuts will report to the Arboretum after school at 4 p.m. for the final tryout round. Players may take the golf shuttle bus after school located at the Field House. The golf bus will be the first bus in line. The cost of the round will be around $25 to $29.
Final cuts will be made after Thursday’s tryout round.
- All players must have their Participation Form and Certificate of Child Health Examination Form turned into the Athletic Department before Aug. 7. Any player not having the forms completed by this time will not be allowed to participate in tryouts.
- Dress Code — Players may wear long pants, or walking shorts of knee length. A collared shirt is necessary. NO JEANS! Soft spikes are required for those wearing golf shoes. All players must walk; no power riding carts allowed.
- You must provide your own transportation to the tryout courses on Aug. 7, 10 and 11.
IHSA Team Qualifiers
|Year||Team Members||Class||Head Coach|
|2018||Jackson Bussell, Billy Fishbein, Alexander Kim, Conan Pan, Mark Noonan, Jake Surane||3A - 2nd||John Rueth|
|2017||Jackson Bussell, Conan Pan, Mark Noonan, Matt Schawel, Alexander Kim, Brett Ekenberg||3A - 3rd||John Rueth|
|2015||Jackson Bussell, Kevin Chin, James Dvorak, Jedi Jhu, Jake Labow, Zach Orlowsky, Kamaren Sandhu||3A - 10th||John Rueth|
|2005||Jarrod Asfour, Ross Cohen, Scott Hampton, Joe Pelletier, Zach Smith, Matt Spina||AA - 10th||John Rueth|
|2001||Tom Bydalek, Zack Feinberg, Jared Frost, Jeff Leibach, Steve Solesky, Jon Weisberg||AA - 12th||John Rueth|
|1987||Steve Lemke, Steve Menter, Dave Nies, Greg Papke, Tim Skarecky||AA - 8th||Pat Gilmore|
IHSA State Qualifiers - Individual
|Reed Aren||2011, 2012||3A|
SHS Boys Golf Season Summaries
Season results as reported on the IHSA website
|1987-88||6||2||Pat Gilmore||IHSA AA regional champion; team state qualifier - 8th in state|
|1990-91||7||3||Pat Gilmore||Magnus Tedestedt - 12th place at state|
|1994-95||7||2||Fred Cremer||IHSA AA regional champion|
|2001-02||7||4||John Rueth||IHSA AA team state qualifier - 10th in state; Tom Bydalek 12th in state|
|2005-06||10||1||John Rueth||IHSA AA team state qualifier - 10th in state|
|2012-13||8||1||John Rueth||IHSA 3A regional champion; Reed Aren 14th in state|
|2015-16||5||1||John Rueth||IHSA 3A team state qualifier - 10th in state|
|2016-17||4||3||John Rueth||IHSA 3A regional champion|
|2017-18||6||1||John Rueth||Jackson Bussell Class 3A state champ; team 3rd in state|
|2018-19||7||0||John Rueth||ISHA 2nd in state; NSC co-champions|