McPhaul agrees to long-term contract

Men's golf coach Press McPhaul has agreed to a new, long-term contract to remain at Vanderbilt, university officials announced Friday afternoon. "Our goal is to win SEC and NCAA championships," McPhaul says. "We believe that is possible at Vanderbilt and believe our future is bright."

Men's golf coach Press McPhaul has agreed to a new, long-term contract to remain at Vanderbilt, university officials announced Friday afternoon.

McPhaul, who will soon begin his fifth year on the Vanderbilt campus, has made school history during his tenure with the program by taking the Commodores to two consecutive NCAA Regional and NCAA Championship Tournaments. >{? "Our goal is to win SEC and NCAA championships," McPhaul says. "We believe that is possible at Vanderbilt and believe our future is bright. The University is committed to fielding a championship program and we have great momentum with our returning team, quality recruiting and the addition of new assistant coach, Craig Dunlap. It is a very exciting time for Vanderbilt golf."

A new short game practice facility for the men's and women's teams is scheduled to open this September at the Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin, Tenn., the Commodores' home course.

McPhaul, who coached former Vanderbilt first-team All-America Brandt Snedeker, is known as a strong recruiter. He landed Luke List a year ago when the Chattanooga Baylor product was one of the nation's most highly recruited student-athletes. Under McPhaul's tutelage, List flourished in posting nine top-10 finishes in 13 events played while garnering first-team All SEC and third-team Ping/GCAA All America honors.

"We are pleased that yet another of the nation's finest coaches has elected to remain at our University," Vice Chancellor David Williams said. "Press McPhaul has done a remarkable job in bringing national prominence to our program, and we are excited and confident that this progress will continue."

McPhaul, a 1996 graduate of North Carolina State, has led Vanderbilt to four tournament championships over the last three seasons.


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