Mike McGraw Out As Cowboys Golf Coach

Mike McGraw has been relieved of his duties as head coach of the Oklahoma State men's golf team, director of athletics Mike Holder announced in a news release from the OSU Media Relations office on Friday.

McGraw took over as head coach of the OSU men's program in 2005 when Holder resigned as head coach to assume his duties as athletic director.

"This was not an easy decision," Holder said in the release. "I could go on forever about what a good man Mike McGraw is, but at the end of the day, I had to do what I felt was in the best interest of the program."

McGraw has been a part of the OSU golf program since 1997 when he was hired as Holder as an assistant coach. He spent seven seasons as an assistant with the Cowboys program before serving as head coach of the women's team in 2004 and 2005.

McGraw was just the third coach in the history of OSU's storied men's golf program, which has won 10 of the school's 51 national team championships. The Cowboys won their most recent national title in 2006, the first season under McGraw's leadership. His team missed capturing a second national championship trophy with a runner-up finish in 2010, and his 2010-11 team won eight tournaments, including a fifth straight Big 12 title.

GoPokes Top Stories