Friday, April 10, 2015

The NGU Golf program has a new leader as assistant coach Brad Caldwell has assumed the responsibility of head coach, following the retirement of former leader Lew Soulsby.

Caldwell has worked as the team's assistant coach for the last several years, following his playing career at North Greenville. Coach Caldwell returns to his Alma Mater, where he was a graduate in 2010 with a Bachelor's Degree in Sport Management.

Caldwell was a 4 year letterman for the golf team and is one of the most decorated players in NGU history. He is one of only three other athletes to come thru the athletic department and be a NCAA All-American. Coach Caldwell was a 2010 NCAA Ping All-American voted on by the Golf Coaches Association of America, a 2010 Unanimous NCAA All- Southeast Region Team Selection, a 2008 & 2010 NCCAA All American, led his team to a 2007 NCAA Southeast Super Regional Berth, earned a unanimous individual selection to the 2010 NCAA Southeast Super Regional, and also led his team to a school record ranking of 20th and was individually ranked as high as 4th (NCAA) in the country in spring of 2010. Coach Caldwell holds most all of the individual records at NGU including; Most Tournament Victories (5), Most All- Tournament Finishes (13), Season Scoring Average (71.25), Season High & Final Golfstat Rank (4th/26th).

Brad Caldwell also competes regularly on the professional level on the eGolf Professional Tour, NGA Professional Tour, Carolinas Professional Golf Tour, Carolina Mountain Tour, Peach State Pro Tour, as well as Monday Qualifiers for the Tour and PGA Tour. He brings a wealth of knowledge of the golf swing and competitive playing experience to the program. He has worked with and under PGA Class-A Professional Duane Page of Laurel Ridge Country Club in Waynesville, NC, and he has also been instructed by some of the top professionals in the game today.

Coach Caldwell was born September 16th, 1988 in Asheville, NC. He is a graduate of Tuscola High School in Waynesville, NC where he was the co-captain of the soccer, basketball, as well as the men's golf team who won the NCHSAA 3-A State Championships in 2006.