Fred Schernecker, a 1989 Harvard graduate and standout student-athlete as an undergraduate, was named the Crimson's director of golf in 2003. In 2012, Schernecker became the first to hold the title of The Paul M. Weissman ’52 Director of Harvard Golf, entering his 22nd season with the program in 2019-20.
Schernecker oversees the Harvard's men's and women's programs with a focus on recruiting, financial/budgeting and strategic planning. Drawing upon his own experience as a student-athlete at Harvard and as a coach, he works closely with team members on academic planning, time management and career planning in order to make their Harvard experience the best it can be.
Before taking on his current role, Schernecker had been a coach with Harvard's women's program for five years.
He is owner and president of Schernecker Property Services, Inc., which he founded while a Harvard undergraduate. This, and his other business experiences, provide Schernecker with the ability to guide team members in career planning and job searches.
Schernecker graduated Cum Laude with a degree in economics. He was a four-year letterman for the Harvard men's basketball team and co-captained the squad as a senior, best known as an outside shooter. Schernecker studied at the London School of Economics in 1987-88.
Born in Madison, Wisconsin, Schernecker now resides in Brookline with his wife, Caroline, and daughters, Lily and Catie.