NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - William Dunscombe was honored at last week's Borough Council meeting with a proclamation read by Mayor Al Morgan congratulating Dunscombe for his many years of dedicated service to New Providence and Union County.
Dunscombe is a life-long resident of New Providence and serves on the New Providence Community Advisory Board. He is a member of the New Jersey Pinelands Commission and is a swim coach and Director of Aquatic Activities at the Montclair Golf Club.
Professor Dunscombe began his career at Union County College in 1971 and is currently an Associate Professor of Biology and Head Golf Coach at the college. As Athletic Director from 1972 to 1976, he introduced Women's Basketball, Wrestling, Cheerleading, and Men's Soccer as intercollegiate sports. He has been the head golf coach since 1975 and has led the team to win two GSAC Championships, one Region XIX Championship, has had over 500 team victories, has coached one NJCAA All-American, and four student-athletes that went on to become professional golfers.
Through the years, he had an individual or a team participate in 18 NJCAA National Tournaments. He is a member of the College’s Athletic Hall of Fame. In 1981, he developed the idea of a College Golf Tournament to raise money for student scholarships, which has been a major source of scholarship funding for the past few decades.
He received the Augie Eosso Award from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). The Augie Eosso Award is the highest honor given to a coach and is awarded to an individual who exemplifies and demonstrates committed service and dedication in Region XIX (New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, and Delaware).
Earlier this year, Dunscombe was recognized by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders for his decades of service to the College and the residents of Union County.