John Makuvek, who retired in 1996 after four years as athletics director and in 2010 after 43 years as head golf coach, has remained on staff as Head Coach Emeritus again this year.
As golf coach for 43 years, Makuvek compiled a 316-193 record. He is Moravian’s all-time winningest golf coach, winning the 2006 Commonwealth Conference Championship. His linksters also won the 1997 and 1994 Middle Atlantic Conference titles, following in the footsteps of the 1974 MAC champion team.
The 1993 squad, with a 16-0 dual match record, was the first-ever undefeated Moravian golf team; 1994’s 15-0 squad was the second, and the program enjoyed a winning streak of 41 matches in a row. Makuvek's 1999 team posted the squad's third undefeated season in the 1990's with an 8-0 record.
Previously, Makuvek held the top spot in the Moravian varsity soccer program for 24 years. During that time, his soccer teams compiled a 219-134-31 overall record and competed in nine ECAC post-season tournaments and one NCAA tournament. Makuvek-coached teams also won one MAC championship and four MAC Southern Division titles.
A licensed U.S. Soccer Federation coach, Makuvek earned a B.S. and M.Ed. from East Stroudsburg University where he played soccer, basketball, and golf.