Notre Dame names new boys golf coach


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The athletic department of Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy announced today that Tom Gillis has been named head coach of the boys golf team. A native of Lake Orion, Mich., Gillis has been competing professionally since 1990 after playing at the collegiate level with Oakland Community College.

Gillis was born in Pontiac, Michigan, and graduated from Lake Orion High School in Lake Orion, Michigan. He turned professional in 1990 after playing collegiate golf at OCC where he was a two-time Junior College All-American.

Gillis, who currently has two children in Notre Dame’s lower division, has competed in 28 countries and earned 15 professional career wins on multiple tours. He was a member of the PGA Tour for eight years and the European Tour for five years and is currently on the ballot to be elected into the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame.

Also announced today, Jennifer Gillis, Tom’s wife, will be an assistant coach for the boys team. Jenny Gillis holds a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering and played collegiate golf at Oakland University. She also was an assistant coach for the OU women and men’s programs for two years. 

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About Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy

Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy is a private, Catholic, independent, coeducational day school located in Oakland County. The school's upper division enrolls students in grades nine through twelve and has been named one of the nation's best 50 Catholic high schools (Acton Institute) four times since 2005. Notre Dame's middle and lower divisions enroll students in jr. kindergarten through grade eight. All three divisions are International Baccalaureate "World Schools." The Marist Fathers and Brothers sponsor NDPMA's Catholic identity and manages its educational program. Notre Dame is accredited by the National Association of Independent Schools, the Independent Schools Association of the Central States and the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. For more on Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy, visit the school's home page at