In June of 2016, Jacob Leyrer was named the Director of Golf Programs at Spring Arbor University.
Leyrer, who enters his fourth year at SAU, oversees the women's program while also continuing to serve in his current capacity as head men's coach, helping to unify the two programs.
Leyrer not only brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Spring Arbor from his playing and coaching careers, but also a tremendous background in marketing and promotions.
In addition to serving as the varsity coach at Lansing Christian High School, Leyrer has been the tour director and owner for the Michigan Players Junior Golf Tour for the past seven years, where, under his direction, the Tour has doubled the number of events and players.
Prior to his time with the Michigan Players Junior Golf Tour, he was an assistant varsity coach and head junior varsity coach at Lakewood High School for three years and worked on becoming a Head Golf Professional. During his apprenticeship, Leyrer not only built his knowledge of the game, but developed event planning strategies and was trained to become a general manager of golf operations. After turning pro in 2007, Leyrer has taught numerous collegiate golfers and continues to build the game of golf in the state of Michigan.
Leyrer attended East Lansing High School, and was a member of the 2000 MHSAA Division II State Championship golf team. After high school, he was the captain of the Lansing Community College golf team, where he played for two seasons and worked on his associate's degree in marketing.
He and his wife, Ashlyn, reside in Lansing, Michigan and have three children, Jacob, Jr., Gwenyth and Vivian.