The Wesley College athletic department announced Feb. 24 that the college will add women's golf as an intercollegiate sport beginning with the 2017-18 academic year.

Wesley becomes the only Division III school on the Delmarva Peninsula to sponsor women's golf. The addition of women's golf would bring 18 NCAA-sponsored sports to Wesley, bringing the sport offerings to nine women's sports and nine men's sports.

Steve Malkowski will be the head women's golf coach. In addition, Rick McCall Jr. will succeed his father as the new men's golf coach following the retirement of the elder McCall after the spring season.

McCall Jr. is currently the head golf professional at Wild Quail Country Club, a position he has held since Feb. 2003. McCall Jr. was the Delaware State High School Golf Champion in 1988 and went on to have a successful golf career at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. McCall Jr. has been the assistant golf coach at Wesley since 2002.

A veteran of the Air Force, Malkowski is no stranger to the Dover area. Malkowski graduated from Wesley with a Bachelor of Arts in business administration in 1983. Malkowski has been an assistant at Dover High School for the past 14 years.

Both golf teams will call Wild Quail Country Club in Wyoming their home course.

Women's golf will now be added as an official CAC sport during the 2017-18 school year with the CAC Women's Golf Championship to be played in the spring 2018. The inaugural championship will be played at Bay Creek Resort in Cape Charles, Virginia.