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McCants named IU men's golf assistant coach




Brian McCants has been named assistant coach for the Indiana men’s golf team, Head Coach Mike Mayer announced Tuesday.

“We are thrilled that Brian McCants is joining our program as our new assistant coach,” Mayer said in a press release. “He is a tireless worker and recruiter and he will scour the country looking for the best recruits to help our program continue to be successful and continue to reach greater heights.”

McCants spent the past season as an assistant coach at Kansas University following six years as men’s head golf coach at Newberry College in Newberry, S.C.

While at Newberry, McCants guided the Wolves to three South Atlantic Conference (SAC) Championships and won SAC Coach of the Year honors four consecutive years.

“What he did at Newberry College is incredible, turning that small DII program into a national powerhouse,” Mayer said in the release. “We welcome Coach McCants and his wife Lauren into our Hoosier family and look forward to many prosperous years together.”

McCants spent seven total seasons as a member of the Wolves men’s golf coaching staff, serving as head coach during the final six.

 In 2011, McCants guided Newberry to the NCAA Division II National Championship quarterfinals, making Newberry the first SAC team in history to qualify for the Championship tournament twice. The Wolverines also qualified in 2008.

Prior to Newberry, McCants served as head men’s golf coach at St. Andrews Presbyterian College in Laurinsburg, N.C.

McCants is a 1994 graduate of Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Mich.

-- Joe Popely

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