Greenwood Named Men's Golf Coach At Lynn University
Sept. 8, 2005
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Chris Greenwood, a member of the NC State golf team from 1990-92 and an assistant coach in 1993, was hired by Lynn University as the new head men's golf coach on Tuesday. Greenwood takes over a program that returns all five starters and reached the NCAA National Tournament for the first time in program history.
"We are truly excited that Chris Greenwood has accepted the position of Head Men's Golf Caoch at Lynn University," said Lynn University Athletics Director John McCarthy. "His experience and communications skills should greatly benefit our student-athletes. He will be an excellent role model and an exceptional representative for our University. We are proud to have him join our team."
Greenwood comes to Lynn after an eight-year professional golf career on the Canadian Tour. The St. Claire Shores, Mich., native tallied five professional wins, multiple top-10 finishes and set a tournament record with a 22 under par at the Eagle Creek Classic. He has also played tour events on the PGA, Nationwide, Tight Lies, Nike, South African PGA and the Dakotas tour.
"We are very proud of Chris and excited for his future as a head golf coach," said NC State Assistant Athletic Director and head men's golf coach Richard Sykes. "It's not easy to get into this profession. There's not a lot of turnover," Sykes confided, as he enters his 35th season at the helm of the Wolfpack. "He's got a great setup there in Boca Raton and they've got a heck of a team there too."
Greenwood joins a growing list of former NC State golfers now in the collegiate coaching profession. Dr. Murray Rudisill at Old Dominion, Sykes at NC State, Press McPhaul at Vanderbilt, Bowen Sargent at Virginia and now Greenwood at Lynn University are all head coaches and Dickie Brewer is in his fourth year as the assistant women's coach at NC State.
The Fighting Knights expect a promising season as two returning All-Americans lead a squad that finished eighth at the NCAA National Tournament last year.
"I am extremely excited about the opportunity to work with Lynn
University and its highly respected men's golf team," said Greenwood.
"I feel very fortunate to inherit a team of this caliber and work in
an athletic department that is extremely competitive on a national level. I know our team has great potential and will succeed in this coming athletic year."