Darin Pint is in his 24th season as head coach of the Kirkwood golf team. He currently has an overall record of 1,299-334 at Kirkwood, with 90 national qualifiers in that span.
Last season, Pint led the Kirkwood golf team to another Region XI title, making it their 14th Region XI Championship in the last 16 years. Pint also led the Eagles to a fourth-place finish at the NJCAA National Tournament. The Eagles won 7 team titles during the year and for the 14th time in the last 16 years, his teams have finished in the top 15 in the country.
Coaching accolades that Coach Pint has received: In 2019, Pint was named to the NJCAA Coaches Hall of Fame. In both 2018 and 2017, he was named the ICCAC Coach of the Year and in 2016, he was named the Dave Williams National Coach of the Year after leading the Eagles to a second-place finish at the NJCAA National Tournament.
Pint has coached numerous NJCAA All-Americans and Ping All-Region performers and, in 2006, he helped T.J. Redding win an Individual National Championship and guiding Carson Whittington to a National Runner-Up finish in 2016.
Pint has also been very active in the NJCAA Division II Golf Coaches Association, serving as Vice-President from 2007-2009 and then becoming President from 2009-2011. He also has been a member of the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) for many years and, in 2011, was recognized by the Association as the recipient of the Eaton Pride East Region Coach of the Year voted on by the coaches.
A 1991 graduate of Wapsie Valley High School, Pint was a four-sport letter winner earning All-State honors in each sport. As a golfer, he finished 3rd in the Class 2A State Tournament in both his junior and senior years, while helping his team to 3rd place team finishes in those years.
Pint graduated from Coe College in 1995. While there, he played basketball and golf at Coe all four years, finishing in the top two of the conference golf tournament in each of his four years, including winning the title in his junior campaign. Pint was one of three finalists for the Barron Bremner Athlete of the Year Award at Coe in 1995 along with Carey Bender and David Simmons. He was coached by Bill Fletcher, who worked as a rules committee member for many IGA and national events.
Pint currently lives in Fairfax, IA with his wife, Anna, and their daughters, Nadia and Katia.