A former Apprentice School golf team member, Joey Maben will be starting his eighth year as the head coach of the Builders.
Maben, who graduated from The Apprentice School in 1982 as a pipefitter apprentice, played for legendary coach Glenn Heath from 1978-82. He was a member of the Kecoughtan High School golf team in 1975-76 before being hired into the pipe department of the shipyard in November of 1976. Maben was a gold athletic award winner as an apprentice.
After going through the school, Maben was promoted to Supervisor of the Pipe Department in 1982 before moving to planner production control in June of 1985. Presently, he is a Construction Supervisor for the Nimitz-class Overhauls and responsible for the Steam Generator Chemical Cleaning process for Nimitz Class carriers.
Through his coaching tenure, Maben is 48-48-2 with the Builders winning four tournaments - including finishing the 2014 spring schedule with a pair of wins. After capturing the Virginia Wesleyan College Marlin Invitational, the Builders followed that by winning their annual Glenn Heath Shipbuilders Memorial for the first time in school history.
In his seven years, the Builders have had eight United States Collegiate Athletic Association All-Americans including a two-time USCAA National Individual Champion in Ben Hunter. The Builders have finished as high as third twice at the USCAA Nationals under his leadership.
“I’m proud of our team as we continue to improve and have fun doing it,” said Maben.