Justin Bates ‘99 took over the reigns of the perennial league champion Stevenson boys golf program in the spring of 2015. During his long Stevenson tenure he has also coached boys varsity soccer and currently assists in the boys and girls cross country program. Justin is an alum of Stevenson and also teaches AP US History and Economics at Stevenson. No other Pirate sport has equalled the success of the boys golf program. With double digit league titles and counting, Stevenson golf is an established dynasty. During his time with the program, the Pirates have appeared in five state tournaments winning the title in 2013. They have won six CCS section championships with the last coming in 2019. In the 2019 season, Justin was named the CCS Coach of the Year. Justin’s teams have exemplified the values of Stevenson athletics, focusing on sportsmanship, collaboration, and school ambassadorship, while using the traditions and rules of golf to create young men who represent themselves well in all facets of life. Over his long run as head coach, the program has sent numerous golfers on to complete at the collegiate and professional levels. As the boys varsity soccer coach for nine seasons, Justin guided the program to two CCS playoff appearances including one trip to the CCS semifinal round of play. He graduated with a BA in History from the University of California Berkeley in 2003, and he earned his juris doctorate in law from Santa Clara University in 2007 before beginning his teaching career at Stevenson.