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After the 2017-18 season, the Golf Coaches Association of the American (GCAA) has elected Greg Nye, former Penn State golf coach and current USA Golf Director, as its President for the 2016-17 season. (NGA) Coach of the Year after being elected the new head coach of the Nittany Lions for the 2018-19 season. Bolstered by two national championships and a second-place finish in the 2015 NCAA Division I Golf Championship - 16 - he has brought the smallest - smallest - detail of his program to national prominence in his first two years at the helm.
This year, Nye was honored by a high percentage of his teams for academic achievement and academic honors. He has coached 28 GCAA All-America Scholars, 130 students and athletes who have received honors, and his team has received the highest number of National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) scholarships of any program in the country. Penn State clinched its second national title in three years in the 2017 NCAA Regional, with Cole Miller finishing second as an individual, matching the highest score ever achieved by a Nittany Lions. Miller, the second NITTANY Lion ever to win an NCAA regional, clinched the individual title by winning by one stroke at 7 under par.
The championship was the 50th of Nye's coaching career and the third national title for the Nittany Lions. In 1998, he was inducted into the National Collegiate Athletics Association (GCAA) Hall of Fame and was a member of the U.S. national team. 1984-86 national men's and women's coaches
He also served as district selection chairman for the NCAA championship in 1997-99. The Nittany Lions made their first-ever appearance in the national championship game, a feat not accomplished since the team qualified for an NCAA championship regional in 1984 in its first year.
For the first time in the program's history, Penn State has had a season that goes back in time, when the Nittany Lions were selected for the Northeast Region honors.
The honor was well deserved, as the Nittany Lions recorded the nation's second-best record on offense and defense this season and won the team title. The outstanding team performance was secured after they eliminated a high-profile team, the University of Michigan, for the first time in NCAA tournament history.
The 13th-seeded Penn State team finished eighth, securing Nye the team title and a trip to the NCAA championship for the first time in program history. The Nittany Lions finished with the second-best overall record in NCAA tournament history, making golf history and finishing sixth in their first NCAA championship.
The Blue-Whites would finish in a tie for 24th at the NCAA championships, but Howe's first-place finish made Penn State history when he became the first Lion ever to win an NCAA regional. The Nittany Lions rocked the college golf world last year, nearly winning the NCAA East Regional and finishing second among seven of the 27 teams ranked in the nation's top 15, including No. Ohio State, # 7 Michigan and # 10 Michigan State. This year, the team will advance to the Big Ten and host the Central Regional, which will be played at Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday, March 11 and 12.
The College of Wooster is a founding member of the North Coast Athletic Conference, which also includes Ohio State, Penn State and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The college's students come from all over the country and have the opportunity to participate in and engage in a variety of clubs and intramural sports. In the summer of 2015, the Nittany Lions won their first national championship - NCAA Division II. Sixteen percent of its student body is international, from more than 60 countries, making it the largest international college golf program in Ohio State.
After graduation, Nye played professionally on the Florida mini-tour and played in several major national amateur tournaments during his time with Wooster. The team led the nation in the 2015-16 season with a goal record of 12 - 0 - 1 - 2.
Nye and the team set the school record for championships won in a single season (the 1996-97 team finished bottom). Nye earned a spot in the 2015-16 NCAA Division I at the end of his college career.
There were five top-five finishes in the 2018-19 season, including a third-place finish in the Big Ten tournament and a top-10 finish in the NCAA Division I tournament. The Lions have beaten the men's team in three of the past four years, with the last honour coming in spring 2016.
As a member of NCAC, the College of Wooster is committed to integrating athletic competition into educational programs to support the development and success of scientists and athletes. Through special programs, Wooster students develop skills valued by employers and graduate schools alike, such as writing and communication skills, critical thinking, leadership, communication and leadership skills. As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, which works to promote diversity for all employees at the University of Ohio and its colleges and universities, as well as its faculty, staff, students and alumni, he is an active participant in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAAC) and the American Association of University Professors (AAUP).