Men's golf adds new face to coaching staff

Alabama head men's golf coach Jay Seawell has announced the hiring of his new assistant coach--Rob Bradley.

Alabama has added a new face to its men's golf program.

Head coach Jay Seawell announced Tuesday the hiring of Rob Bradley as his new assistant.

Bradley comes to Tuscaloosa after three years as an assistant coach at North Florida. During his tenure there, the program qualified for the NCAA Tournament three times and advanced to the NCAA Championship twice, finishing 14th in 2011 and tied for 12th in '12.

"I am really excited to become a part of an outstanding golf program Coach Seawell has built at Alabama, and I can't wait to get started," Bradley said in a statement. "I think Crimson Tide golf is among the best in the nation right now and the quality of players is just unbelievable. This is an opportunity to coach at a great university under an exceptional coach during a truly exciting time to be part of Alabama golf."

Bradley replaces Scott Limbaugh, who recently took the head coaching job at Vanderbilt.

"I'm thrilled about having Rob Bradley as a part of our golf program," Seawell said in a statement. "I think he will be an outstanding asset from a player development standpoint with his understanding of what it takes to be a great college golfer."

Bradley was an All-American and four-year starter at North Carolina. He helped lead the Tar Heels to nine tournament wins, two ACC Championships, four NCAA Tournaments and a third-place finish at the 1993 NCAA Championships.

Bradley spent seven years on the Nationwide Tour and was a two-time U.S. Open participant.

The Crimson Tide golf team is coming off their best season in program history, finishing runner-up to Texas in this year's NCAA Finals. Alabama also won its third SEC Championship, won the school's second regional title and finished first in the stroke-play portion of the NCAA Championship, 10-shots clear of Texas.

Freshman Justin Thomas won the Jack Nicklaus Award, given to the nation's most outstanding golfer and was a first-team PING All-American. Sophomores Cory Whitsett and Bobby Wyatt were first-team All-SEC choices and senior Hunter Hamrick was a second-teamer.

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