TheRichest Profile: Steve Sokol
Steve Sokol once considered golf his sole focus. A rising professional, he won the 2003 Connecticut Open with bleached blonde hair, pierced ears and an irreverent attitude – characteristics which helped cement his status as an influential professional golfer.
Now, he works at Orange Hills Country Club as head coach of Division II Post College men’s golf team. However, due to having two young sons of his own – Stephen and Jackson – and an increasingly demanding work and family schedule, tournament golf has taken second place on his priority list.
Early Life and Education
Sokol is content with where he stands now; while his goal of joining the PGA Tour was never realized, he still plays golf and teaches at Division II Post University in Waterbury, Connecticut.
Beginning his golfing career during his teens, he kept up the sport while also furthering his education at Holy Trinity School in Brainard for 5th and 6th grades before moving onto St Mary’s in David City for 7th and 8th. There, he played tuba in both bands as well as singing in choirs as part of both choir and barbershop quartet groups.
Sokol and Bernadette Sokol settled outside Hagerstown to raise their two sons Joseph Jr. and John Michael. Sokol was active in his community, serving on boards like Union National Bank, Elk Valley Cotton Mill and industrial development committee as well as the City and County Consolidation Metro Board and ICMA.
He has held positions with law firms and nonpartisan membership-based organizations both in the US and EU, in addition to being a regular contributor for both media outlets addressing transatlantic issues.
He currently works as a patient experience representative at Boston Children’s Hospital, forging close bonds with both pediatric cardiology patients and their families.
Sokol is not only an experienced healthcare worker, but also serves as the head golf coach at Division II Post College and father to two young sons. Golf has been one of his greatest life lessons; leading his high school team to win their section championship was one of his proudest achievements as an avid sports fan. Additionally, Sokol enjoys watching movies and playing NBA 2K for fun.
Achievement and Honors
Sokol was a dedicated husband and father of three sons, an active member of his local church and an impressive speaker. Additionally, he was an accomplished polka musician and leader of his Slovak Catholic Sokol group. Additionally, he was loved and involved grandfather, an outstanding uncle/cousin/friend to many.
Sokol was an outstanding tuba player, becoming the first tubist ever to win the James Peterson Concerto Competition at UNO and serving as band director at Schuyler High School for over 25 years, where his bands won many field marching and parade marching championships under his leadership. Additionally, Sokol enjoyed spending time golfing and spending time with family – all will miss him greatly.
Sokol is a member of both the Los Angeles County and American Bar Associations and was listed by Martindale-Hubbell as a reputable lawyer. With extensive knowledge in international affairs and working at nonpartisan membership organizations dealing with European and American issues for over 10 years, he brings extensive expertise.
Sokol and his wife Julia have written several books together about relationships and commitment. Their debut publication, Men Who Can’t Love: When Men Run from Commitment (And What Smart Women Can Do About It), became a New York Times Bestseller following its appearance on Oprah Winfrey Show in 1987.
Sokol is currently the Golf Professional at Orange Hills Country Club where he oversees 15 assistant professionals, starters, rangers and clubhouse staff members. In 2013, Sokol guided University of South Florida men’s golf to its ninth-consecutive NCAA Regional appearance under his guidance.
Sokol is an ambitious self-made man, having managed his education with work. While attending college, he held down several jobs to cover tuition and bills. Now an estimated net worth of $200 Million, Sokol has experience in strategic business planning, consulting services, audits/reviews of financial statements/tax preparation in several industries as well as serving on not-for-profit boards both as trustee and non-financial roles. theRichest has compiled data about his salary/contract/endorsements/stock ownership/etc and will update it regularly with accurate figures.