Craig Siddon, one of the North Country's outstanding amateur golfers and now the Assistant PGA Professional at the St. Lawrence University Golf Club has joined the Saint golf coaching staff as assistant coach for both the men's and women's programs.
Siddon, a native of Massena and formerly the Supervisor of Operations and Coordinator of Damage Prevention for Enbridge St. Lawrence Gas in Massena, joined the St. Lawrence University Golf Course staff at the start of the 2012 season. He previously had been an assistant PGA professional at the Massena Country Club.
A three-time All Northern player at Massena High School and fourth in New York State as a high school golfer, Siddon was medalist in the walk-on tryouts at Wake Forest University. He transferred to Gannon College where he was a captain in 1988 and 1989 and helped his team to 15 team wins, four ECAC tournament appearances and two NCAA Division II National Tournament appearances. He won three individual titles during his collegiate career and was first team All District as a senior.
Siddon passed the PGA Player's Ability Test with rounds of 72 and 69 in 2011 and as an amateur was ESPN National Golf Challenge runnerup in the gross division in 2011 at the Paiute Golf Club in Las Vegas. He is a ten-time club champion at Massena, finished seventh in the 2010 New York State Mid-Amateur in Buffalo and was a finalist in the 2009 McGladrey Team Championship in Pinehurst, NC. He was 2005 Northern New York Six-Man Team medalist and a member of the championship team.
A certified goalie instructor through Can-Am Hockey, he has served as goalie coach since 1996 for the Massena, Louisville, Norfolk, tri-Town, Seaway Rapids Thunder Teams and the Salmon River and Massena High School girls teams. He has been assistant coach and goalie coach for the Massena High School team since 2002 and was assistant golf coach at Massena high school from 1994-1999.