Monday, July 7, 2008

SWOSU Begins Search For New Golf Coach

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 3, 2008

Contact: Justin Tinder, SWOSU Sports Information Director

SWOSU GOLF COACH RESIGNS POSITION

WEATHERFORD – Southwestern Oklahoma State University has begun its search for a new coach to lead its collegiate golf teams as Michael Bond submitted his resignation after four seasons directing both the men’s and women’s teams. Bond, 30, will begin pursuing employment opportunities in the Oklahoma City area.

“SWOSU is a very special place for me and my family,” Bond said. “We have a lot of great memories, and it will always hold a special place in my heart. I’m confident that whoever is put in place will continue to build the program in a positive way.”

“Michael has done a remarkable job with our golf program,” said SWOSU Interim Athletics Director Kelli Litsch. “His leadership has led to high levels of success athletically and academically throughout his tenure. His dedication to SWOSU has positioned us to be successful for many years to come.”

SWOSU enjoyed its best season this year under Bond as the Bulldogs finished the year ranked among the nation’s top 25 teams and qualified for the NCAA Division II South/South Central Super Regional.

A Broken Bow native, Bond graduated from SWOSU 2000 with a degree in marketing. He returned in 2002 as the school's sports information director and obtained his master's degree in education. As SID, Bond was a member of CoSIDA and served on the NCAA Legislative Liason Committee.

In Bond’s first year as golf coach in 2004, the men’s team were ranked in the NCAA Division II Top 25 and qualified for the NCAA Super Regional in Valdosta, GA.
He and his wife, Amy, are the parents of a young daughter, Maddilyn.

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