SAINT LEO, Fla. – Saint Leo head men's golf coach Chris Greenwood is one of five finalists for the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) Dave Williams Division II National Coach of the Year Award presented by Golf Pride Grips.
Greenwood has led Saint Leo to two team victories in 2015-16, while guiding the Lions to a second-straight berth in the NCAA Division II national championship. The Lions have closed the season with three-straight runner-up finishes and finished in the top five 10 times; Saint Leo's worst finish during that span was sixth place. The Lions spent two rankings at No. 1 in the Bushnell/Golfweek Coaches Poll.
Joining Greenwood as fellow finalists are Chico State's TL Brown, Lynn's Andrew Danna, St. Thomas Aquinas' Stephen Ferrera, and Missouri-St. Louis' Troy Halterman. If a team wins the NCAA national championship and its coach was not previously named a finalist for the Dave Williams Award, that coach will be added for coach of the year consideration.
The award is named after legendary collegiate golf coach Dave Williams, regarded by many as the father of college golf. Williams coached the University of Houston to 16 NCAA Division I championships and 14 conference championships. Seven of Williams' golfers won NCAA individual championships, and many went on to play in the PGA including Fred Couples, Steve Elkington, Fuzzy Zoeller, and Bruce Lietzke.
The winner of the 2016 Division II Dave Williams Award presented by Golf Pride Grips will be announced at the conclusion of this week's Division II national championship in Denver, Colo.
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