Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Pry named 49ers golf coach

Adam Pry has finally lost his "interim" title.

Charlotte 49ers athletics director Judy Rose today announced Wednesday Adam Pry has been named the 49ers head men’s golf coach. Pry, the 2009 Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year, had been serving as interim head coach during the spring 2009 semester. He led the 49ers to the A-10 championship and a fifth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance.

"After completing a national search, I am convinced that we have the perfect candidate for the golf coach position right in our midst,” said Rose. “Adam Pry served as interim coach this season and did an excellent job during a somewhat difficult time.

"Losing a head coach mid-year is tough and Adam stepped right in and made the transition much smoother for our student-athletes."

Pry said it has been his dream to be a NCAA Division I golf coach. "What makes it even better is that I get to do it at a place I feel so strongly about," he said. "What UNC Charlotte is as a university, what the Charlotte athletic department represents and the principles which Charlotte’s golf team has been built upon make this opportunity so fantastic.”

As interim head coach, Pry oversaw the 49ers late-season rally that produced an 11-stroke victory at the A-10 championship and a seventh-place finish at the NCAA Southeast Regional. Although the 49ers did not advance to the NCAA Championship, A-10 medalist Corey Nagy did qualify as an individual.

Pry, a 2004 graduate of Ohio Wesleyan, was a graduate assistant at Miami of Ohio (2005-07) and an assistant coach at Oglethorpe (2004-05). He was a two-time team captain at Ohio Wesleyan, where he competed at four NCAA national championships.


William said...

Adam will do a great job and keep the 49ers on top!

Jon said...

good luck coach pry, just keep it going for one of Charlotte's premier sports programs