Mur­ray Named Head Coach for UW MEN’S GOLF

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Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton Husky Golf an­nounced last month that Alan Mur­ray has been named UW Head Men’s Golf Coach. Coach Mur­ray comes to the UW from the Uni­ver­sity of Alabama at Birm­ing­ham, and will be­come the 10th head coach in the his­tory of the Huskies’ pro­gram. Alan spent the last six years at UAB, in­clud­ing three years as head coach. Dur­ing his time there, the pro­gram qual­i­fied for the NCAA Cham­pi­onships each year, in­clud­ing win­ning the pro­gram’s first ever NCAA Re­gional Cham­pi­onship at the 2015 Bre­mer­ton Re­gional. In just three years as head coach, he led UAB to their 2nd and 3rd high­est NCAA fin­ishes in school his­tory, and was named the 2014 Na­tional Coach of the Year by Golfweek. “I am very ex­cited to get started at UW. It is ob­vi­ously one of the premier pro­grams in the coun­try and I am re­ally for­tu­nate to be walk­ing into a great sit­u­a­tion. The work Matt, Michael, Scott and the UW Ath­letic depart­ment have done is noth­ing short of phenom­e­nal. UW pro­vides col­lege golfers with an un­matched ex­pe­ri­ence on their jour­ney to earn their col­lege de­gree. It will be a to­tal team ef­fort – Michael, Scott, our guys, all of the Husky golf fam­ily and I – are go­ing to con­tinue the great mo­men­tum our pro­gram has. Our goal will be to con­tinue grad­u­at­ing our guys, be­ing the best stu­dents we can while com­pet­ing for the high­est hon­ors in col­lege golf. We have been na­tion­ally com­pet­i­tive for a sus­tained pe­riod of time now and the next step for us is to win a na­tional cham­pi­onship. That will re­main the goal al­ways. It will take a lot of hard work, time and com­mit­ment from the entire UW fam­ily to ac­com­plish that but the jour­ney is what makes it all worth­while. We will strive to make UW proud and do things the right way,” says Coach Mur­ray.

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