Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  John Coyne  

Pen Name: None


Born: 1937 in Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Coyne grew up on a farm across from Midlothian Country Club. He started caddying at Midlothian Country Club at age 12 and worked summers at the country club while a student at St. Christopher’s, through high school at Joliet Catholic High

Biographical and Professional Information

After graduating from Saint Louis University and earning a masters degree in English from Western Michigan University, Coyne served with the first Peace Corps Volunteers to Ethiopia before becoming a novelist and college administrator.Coyne has written over twenty books of fiction and nonfiction, and edited three books on golf instruction. He is currently with the College of New Rochelle in New York and is still active in promoting the Peace Corps.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library