Bryan Stevens enters his first year as Head Coach at Bellevue College after three years as the assistant coach for Kirk Johansen. Bryan has a strong passion for coaching and teaching the game and strives to help each player reach their full potential. His goals for the team include graduating players on time, fostering a positive learning environment for personal, academic and athletic growth, and opportunity, structure and path for players to fulfill their golf goals. Stevens also has intentions of facilitating players graduating on to Division I and higher level collegiate competition.
Bryan is a K-Vest Level 2 Certified Instructor, a Titlist Certified Club Fitter and Staff Professional as well as being TPI Certified. Players have access to the Bear Creek Learning and Fitting Center which features V1 hi-speed video analysis software, K-Vest 3-D Motion Training, FlightScope launch monitor and Titlist, TaylorMade and Ping fitting equipment.
Bryan began golfing when he was 12, played locally at Interlake HS and then in college at the University of Washington. After winning the Seattle City Amateur in 1997, he turned professional and played mini-tours from 1997-2001, but found his real passion in teaching and coaching. He works with many successful high school, college and professional players and is very excited to be leading the growth and success of the Bellevue College Golf program.
Kirk Johansen serves as assistant coach for both the Head Men’s and Women’s Golf Coach at Bellevue College. He was awarded the NWAACC Coach of the Year honor in both 2009 and 2010. Kirk is a long time veteran of the golf business beginning his career as a caddy at Inglewood Country Club at the age of 12. That early dedication to the game paid dividends as Kirk earned the right to play collegiately at Bellevue College and then moved on to the University of Washington. While attending college, Kirk continued to work in the golf industry as an assistant at Jackson Park Golf Course in Seattle and in sales with RedBird Sports. Kirk’s knowledge of the game and passion for people led him to serve as Head Professional at Willows Run Golf Course and is a former assistant pro at Glendale Country Club.
Shawn Farmer Sese
Shawn is the Director of Golf Conditioning at the Washington Golf Performance Institute. She played golf for Eastern Washington University and earned a degree in Exercise Science. Throughout the years, Shawn has won 2 Sahalee Women’s Club Championships, won a WSGA Women’s State Championship, represented Eastern Washington University at the NCAA Leadership Conference, has been a Big Sky All Conference player, and competed in 2 Albertsons Cups.
Most recently, Shawn has qualified for the USGA Women’s Mid Amateur Championship for the past 3 years in a row. She has also represented Washington in 2 PNGA Cup Matches and in the 2013 USGA Women’s State Team Match.
In addition to competition, Shawn dedicates her time working with local amateur and professional golfers. Her junior development program has been very successful and has produced some of the State’s top junior golfers. She is also the Head Coach for The Overlake School’s Girls Golf Team. Working alongside Dr. Sese, she contributes her expertise as a Corrective Exercise Specialist to help golfers rehabilitate from injuries and improve their golf conditioning. She is the highest Certified Titlist Performance Institute (TPI) Fitness Professional in the Greater Seattle and Eastside area.
Dr. Harry Sese, DC
Golf Performance Coach
Dr. Sese, also known as “The Golfing Doc”, is the Director of Performance at the Washington Golf Performance Institute and the Clinical Director for sports injury rehabilitation and prevention, biomechanics, corrective exercises, and functional training. Dr. Sese works with professionals on the PGA Tour, PGA Tour Canada, Web.com, LPGA, and other various sports. He is an instructor for the Titlist Performance Institute and contributes a monthly editorial in Golf Today Northwest. He is also an Advisory Board member for K-Vest, the leader in 3D golf motion capture.
In addition to golf, Dr. Sese is a 6th Dan Master Instructor in Taekwondo, a former Canadian National Champion and a U.S. Open medalist. He is the Medical Director and Team Doctor for the World Taekwondo Federation of BC, Canada. He is also co-founder of the Martial Arts Performance Coach, an elite performance certification program for world’s top martial arts coaches and athletes.