Eaton Golf Pride National Coach of the Year Awards Announced
SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. ... Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced that six outstanding collegiate golf coaches earned the Eaton Golf Pride Dave Williams Coach of the Year Award, presented by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). Jeff Fiorini, general manager of Eaton's Golf Grip Division, will present the coaches with their awards during the Hall of Fame Banquet at the GCAA Convention on December 6.
Gregory honored as Division I Coach of the Year
Under Gregory's leadership,
"It's been an incredible ride and it truly is an honor to get recognized for this award," said Gregory. "All the credit goes to the players. They really had a phenomenal year."
Tim Poe of the
In 2010 he led the Mules to their highest national finish in school history, finishing second in the nation at the Division II Championships in
GCAA honors Methodist University Skipper Steve Conley as Division III Coach of the Year
Steve Conley, who led the Monarchs to the 2010 national championship, was named the Eaton Golf Pride National Coach of the Year Award for Division III. The Monarchs have finished in the nation's top five in 22 of 23 seasons since Conley came onto the scene in 1987. Highlighting the success are national championships in 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2010 plus three national runner-up finishes, nine third-place finishes and three fourth and fifth-place finishes at the NCAA Division III National Tournament.
Conley has been named Coach of the Year in both Dixie Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and the USA South Athletic Conference 17 times, Eaton Golf Pride Regional Coach of the Year 14 times, and Eaton Golf Pride National Coach of the year four times. He has produced nine individual national champions, 38 All-Americans and 11 Academic All-Americans.
Blaser wins NAIA Coach of the Year award for Oklahoma City University
Kyle Blaser of
"It is an honor to be selected by your peers for this award," said Blaser. "This award really belongs to the school and the players and is a true testament to the program."
Dave Jennings, who reinstated the
Harrington wins NJCAA Division II Coach of the Year award for
During the 2009-2010 season, Jake Harrington led the Cougars to 8 out of 12 tournament wins for the second year in a row, including the NJCAA Division II National Championship. In addition to being named recipient of the Dave Williams Award presented by Eaton Golf Pride as national coach of the year, Harrington was named the National Coach of the Tournament at the NJCAA Division II National Championship and the Eaton Golf Pride Western Region Coach of the Year Award.
Eaton's Golf Grip Division is the world's largest manufacturer of golf grips, with manufacturing, sales and distribution facilities on five continents. The division's Golf Pride brand is recognized globally as the number one choice in grips among tour and recreational players, competitive amateur golfers, club manufacturers and club repairmen. For more information, visit www.golfpride.com.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2009 sales of $11.9 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.
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