Assistant coach Kurt Sroka helped the Huskies to a sixth-place MAC Championships finish in his first year on the staff. The fall 2010 season was his first with NIU, having been hired for the position in early March 2010.
The newest member of the NIU men's golf coaching staff, Sroka brings a solid golf background to the Huskies. The Illinois native spent the last three years as a golf professional at Boone Creek Golf Academy in Bull Valley, Ill., where he taught lessons, built the junior golf program to over 300 students, coordinated golf outings, trained employees and assisted in the daily functioning of the facility.
Sroka also spent the last three years providing personalized assessments as a Titleist Performance Institute certified fitness instructor at Snap Fitness in McHenry, Ill.
In the fall of 2005, the former McHenry High School standout served as a fitness center assistant at the Sports Enhancement Center in Bloomington, Ill supervising the golf instruction program.
As a player, Sroka was a four-year letterwinner (2002-06) and a member of the 2005 Missouri Valley Conference championship team at Illinois State, where he received his bachelor's degree in exercise science with a coaching minor in August of 2007. He also played in the 2006 U.S. Amateur Championship at Hazeltine National Golf Course. Additionally, Sroka was named the 2001 Northwest Herald Golfer of the Year while playing for McHenry on his way to a fourth-place finish in the IHSA Class AA 2001 state finals.