The longest-tenured coach in the history of UND Athletics, Rob Stiles returns to the Fighting Sioux in 2011-12 to lead the men's golf program as interim head coach. It marks Stiles' 39th year as a UND coach and his 25th at the helm of the men's golf program.
Stiles coached UND's wrestling team from 1970-71 until 1984-85 before taking over the reins of the men's golf program until his retirement after the 2007-08 season.
Stiles has guided UND to four North Central Conference championships, all of which were won in consecutive years from 1996 to 1999.
In 2006-07, Stiles led the Sioux to a third-place finish at the NCC Championship and placed two players - senior Jon Peterson and sophomore Grant Corbett - on the All-NCC team. Peterson earned first-team honors while Corbett nabbed his second straight second team honor.
Stiles attended Oregon State for one year before transferring to Modesto (Calif.) Junior College. Following graduation from Modesto, Stiles attended Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo for one year. An all-around athlete, Stiles competed in football, track and wrestling as a collegian.
Following a stint in the U.S. Army, where he also competed in wrestling, Stiles came to UND and earned his bachelor's degree in physical education in 1970 and his master's degree in 1971.
In addition to his duties at UND, the Turlock, Calif., native has served as the golf professional at Ray Richards Golf Course in Grand Forks for the past 23 years.
Stiles is a member of the NCAA Northwest Region Golf Committee and the National Golf Coaches Association.
Stiles and his wife, Marlene, reside in Grand Forks.