Oregon Institute of Technology

Women's Golf Coaches

Jeff Corkill

Jeff Corkill, Head Golf Coach

Jeff Corkill enters his third year leading both the Oregon Tech men’s and women’s golf squads.  In his first season of competition in the Cascade Collegiate Conference the men’s team finished 4th place and the women’s squad competed to a 5th place showing. In his second season Corkill led both his squads to a third place showing in the CCC championships.  Upon the conclusion of the 2015 season, Corkill was named CCC Men's Coach of the Year.  Corkill continues to recruit several top players each season with the goal to improve on each teams finishes and to move into the upper tier of the CCC.
Corkill served as Head Boys Golf Coach at Henley High School for 19 seasons, and after retiring from the Klamath County School District in 2010, spent two years as an assistant for the Hornets boy’s and girls’ golf programs.  Corkill established the golf program at HHS in Klamath Falls in 1991, eventually leading the Hornets to 10-straight state championship appearances from 2000-2009.   Corkill led the HHS boys golf team to Skyline Conference Championships from 2000-2004 earning Skyline Coach of the Year accolades on five occasions.

Corkill began teaching Health and Physical education beginning at Brixner Junior High in 1981, while also serving both Henley High School (1992-09) and Mazama High School (2009-10) in the same capacity.  During that time Corkill served as an assistant wrestling coach (1982-90) and head football coach (1990-91) at Brixner, and at Mazama was an assistant football coach from 1983-89.  Aside from coaching golf at Henley, Corkill was an assistant football coach for the Hornets from 1991-2001.

Jeff, a 1976 graduate of Cal Poly Pomona, and his wife of 35 years, Rebecca, have two grown children, a daughter Kendra, a 2009 Oregon Tech graduate and son Blaine, an Oregon State University graduate in 2011.   
Assistant Coach Steve Oates

Steve Oates, Assistant Golf Coach

Steve began his golf career early playing high school golf on the Monterey Peninsula in California, earning MVP honors both his Junior and Senior seasons.  Steve continued his golf career at the University of California, Davis where he earned a B.A. in Economics in 1972.

In 1999, Oates volunteered to start the golf program at Woodland Christian High School in Woodland, Calif. where he served as Head Coach for 5 years, improving the squad from two wins the first year to a perfect 17-0 season in 2004. During his tenure at WCHS Oates earned Coach of the Year honors on two occasions.  

Steve’s professional career in the Travel Industry spanned 31 years, serving in various capacities for the airlines, as well as 27 years as Director of Corporate Sales at a large travel management company headquartered in Sacramento, Calif.   Steve retired in 2008 and moved to Klamath Falls with his wife of 35 years, Susan.  

Assistant Coach Jim Jones

Jim Jones, Assistant Golf Coach

Jim Jones has over 50 years of coaching experience at the youth, high school, college, semi-pro and international levels. He served as assistant baseball coach at Stanford University before becoming head coach at the University of Wyoming and St. Mary’s College (CA). Presently he is retired from teaching and is on the board and is the Past- President of International Sports Group, Inc., a non-profit organization that conducts baseball clinic internationally.

After finishing his college baseball coaching in 1991, Jim started working as a consultant and international Envoy Coach for Major League Baseball International. He has worked with baseball coaches and players throughout Europe and has coached national teams in Czech Republic, Portugal, Spain and France.

As an active member of ISG’s board, Jim has organized and staged baseball coaches’ clinics in over 10 European countries, Canada and New Zealand.

Jim’s golf coaching experience includes his role as assistant golf coach at Antioch (CA) High School and golf instructor at the University of Wyoming.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wyoming and a master's from Stanford University.

Jim and his wife of 50 years, Sally, have two grown sons, Don and Mickey and one grandson, Kalliah Creek.

R. Bruce Wilkins

R. Bruce Wilkins, Swing Coach

Bruce began his professional golf career after graduating from the Professional Golf Management program at Arizona State University. After gaining his Class A status with the PGA of America, he was fortunate to work at several of Tucson’s premier golf courses including Tucson Country Club and Ventana Canyon Resort. Bruce’s career has also included time working for Troon Golf Management at Sun Valley Resort’s Elkhorn, in his home state of Idaho, and as a private coach for some of China’s top ranked junior players in San Diego, California where he took one student to top honors at the Callaway Junior Worlds.


Bruce's coaching and teaching are influenced by golf knowledge from the past and present. He is a true student of the game and incorporates time honored principals and fundamentals with modern methods of understanding and motion analysis. As an instructor, Bruce has been certified by Tathata Golf, TrackMan, BodiTrak Sports, GolfTEC, and the Titleist Performance Institute. He offers V1 video analysis as well as BodiTrak Sport pressure mapping. A patient and devoted instructor, Bruce enjoys working with golfers of all ages and abilities. Bruce believes there are many ways to swing a golf club, but one most efficient way for each individual to maximize their potential. He strives to individualize each lesson, and help players improve through communicating a better understanding of their patterns, and in becoming more efficient with their motion. Lower scores, longevity, and enjoyment of the game, are his goals for every student.

Bruce is currently the Director of Instruction for the Running Y Ranch Resort.


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