FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Colorado State has named Michael Wilson as its new head males’s golf coach, Director of Athletics Joe Parker introduced at present. He takes over for Christian Newton, who retired from collegiate teaching after 10 years on the helm of the Rams.
“I’m so humbled for the chance to characterize Colorado State males’s golf going ahead, the gamers, group and all those that got here earlier than,” Wilson stated. “CSU has every thing a student-athlete must develop their video games, win championships and achieve success folks in life on and off the course. Previous coaches Mark Crabtree, Jamie Bermel and Christian Newton have every constructed upon each other and left an amazing program poised for achievement. I need to thank CSU Athletics Director Joe Parker and his crew for believing in me. My household is extraordinarily excited, and I look ahead to attending to work with the crew and bringing house Championships to Fort Collins. GO RAMS!”
“We’re thrilled to have Michael function the top coach for our males’s golf program,” Parker stated. “He’s a acknowledged chief who brings a wealth of expertise as a collegiate participant, knowledgeable golfer and a profitable coach to Colorado State Athletics. He’s obsessed with mentoring younger folks and constructing a optimistic tradition the place college students can compete for championships. It’s a pleasure to welcome Michael, his spouse Courtney and their son Ben to the CSU household and the Fort Collins group.”
Wilson has spent the final 5 years as the top coach at Lengthy Seashore State, constructing a program that has been represented within the NCAA Regionals in every of the final two years (2021 as a crew and 2022 with Tyler Schafer as a person). Within the 4 years of awards, with 2020 being canceled on account of COVID, he has had 9 first-team, three-second crew and two honorable-mention All-Large West picks, together with the 2021 Participant of the Yr and three Large West Freshmen of the Yr.
In 2021, he led LBSU to its third Large West Convention title in 52 years and this system’s fourth NCAA Regional look, incomes Wilson Large West Coach of the Yr honors. In that season, the Seashore earned a pair of top-two finishes, 4 top-five performances and 6 top-10 showings in 9 tournaments.
Wilson obtained his begin collegiately with three seasons as an assistant coach on the College of Washington. Whereas at Washington, Wilson helped the Huskies enhance their end on the Pac-12 Championships in every of his three seasons, together with his final leading to a tie for third place in 2016-17 as Wilson managed the crew whereas head coach Alan Murray was house for the beginning of his baby. In every of his three seasons, Wilson helped Washington attain the NCAA Regionals, and the Huskies made an NCAA Championship look in 2015, tying for fifteenth whereas Cheng-Tsung Pan completed as the person runner-up.
Wilson entered teaching following three seasons on the Canadian Skilled Golf Tour. He first labored as an assistant golf skilled and lead teacher at Santa Lucia Protect in Carmel, Calif., after which made the transfer into collegiate teaching at Washington.
His professional profession got here on the heels of an amazing collegiate profession at California. A high golfer with the Golden Bears, Wilson was the 2003 Pac-10 Co-Freshman of the Yr and performed an enormous function in Cal’s 2004 NCAA Nationwide Championship. Throughout his time at California, Wilson was the person winner of three tournaments, a college file.What They’re Saying About Michael Wilson”Having labored with Michael I used to be capable of see up shut simply how good an individual and golf coach he’s. He’s actually obsessed with serving to younger folks fulfill their potential and concerning the recreation of golf. He has nice character, connects properly with folks and works extraordinarily laborious. Christian leaving was an enormous blow for the CSU program however they’ve discovered a very particular coach in Michael and I’m sure that this system’s upward development will persist and it is success shall proceed.” — Alan Murray, Washington Head Males’s Golf Coach”I need to congratulate Colorado State Athletics for hiring probably the greatest younger coaches in america to information their Males’s Golf program, Michael Wilson. He was a key participant on our 2004 Nationwide Championship crew and it was apparent then that he’d make an ideal coach if he so selected the career. There is no doubt in my thoughts that Michael will observe within the footsteps of nice coaches like Mark Crabtree, Jamie Bermel and Christian Newton in preserving the proud legacy of Colorado State golf. Michael’s an impressive younger man and I do know it will not take lengthy for the Colorado State Athletics household to embrace him as one among their very own.” — Steve Desimone, Calfornia Golf Coach (Retired), 2004 Nationwide Champions”Firstly, Michael is only a nice individual. He is trustworthy, hard-working, passionate, and he is dad and husband. He cares deeply about his gamers and can make their expertise particular. He is very aggressive as a participant and coach and he is learner, so he is all the time trying to find any option to get an edge and be higher as a coach and chief. Anybody would do very properly to ship their son to play for Michael and I do know he will stick with it and develop the custom of success at Colorado State.” — Matt Thurmond, Arizona State Head Males’s Golf Coach