B.J. Bauer joined the Rams’ athletic staff during the fall of 2012, taking the helm of the men’s golf program. Bauer brings a strong knowledge of Bluefield College and the surrounding area to the position, having been a member of the Rams’ golf team during his collegiate days.
Bauer has continued to build the Bluefield College golf team from the greater Southwest Virginia region, recruiting some of the most decorated high school athletes from the area.
During the 2014-15 season, Bauer's squad tallied a pair of second-place finishes in the fall–finishing as runners up at the UPike Invitational and the NCCAA Mid-East Regional tournament. For the second-straight year, a Ram qualified for the NCCAA National Championship, as Tilley earned the honor in a three-man playoff after carding a final round 74.
During the 2013-14 season, Bauer's team posted several strong individual finishes, led by Morgan Brewster's medalist honors at the Hiwassee College Invitational and a T-2 at the Lynchburg College Invite. Logan Tilley also recorded strong showings at those events, carding a T-2 and T-7 finish, respectively.
Brewster's strong fall play led him to an individual bid to the NCCAA National Tournament, where he placed T-36 in the 96-man field and posted the best finish of the six individual qualifiers.
In his first spring season with the program, Bauer guided the Rams to a third-place finish at the Wheeling Jesuit Spring Invitational, as Brewster (T-6) led the Rams to their season-high finish.