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11/3/2016 - North Texas men's golf head coach Brad Stracke made a very significant addition to the program Thursday, adding assistant coach and former Mean Green golfer Marco Scarola.
The schedule for the 2016-17 North Texas men's golf program was released Wednesday, head coach Brad Stracke announced.
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Brad Stracke Bio - MEANGREENSPORTS.COM - The University of North Texas Official Athletic Site
The return to national prominence for North Texas golf has been led by Brad Stracke
, who enters his
eighth season with the Mean Green.
Since taking the reins of the program in December of 2009, Stracke
has taken the Mean Green golf program to heights it hasn't seen in over 40 years.
The 2014-15 season saw the Mean Green program transform from one that was rebuilding into an NCAA contender.
led North Texas to the Conference USA Championship in 2015 and was named the Coach of the Year, after the team won the stroke-play competition and then knocked off Charlotte and UAB
in match play to capture the program's 30th conference championship.
coached his third individual conference champion in Juan Munoz in 2015.
NT made its 34th all-time appearance in the NCAA Tournament in 2015 and the fourth under Stracke
has led the Mean Green to conference titles in three of the last four seasons.
NT captured the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate title, marking the fifth straight year that the Mean Green has won a tournament title.
also saw the rise of one of his first recruits in Carlos Ortiz at the professional level.
was named the 2013 Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year for the first time in his
Stracke was just the fifth coach in school history to win Coach of the Year and it was the first time since 2003 a North Texas coach has captured the award.
also brought out the best in Rodolfo Cazaubon.
Since taking over, Stracke
has had 12 players earn all-conference honors in six seasons.
The Mean Green captured the 2012 Sun Belt Conference Championship, the first conference title since 2003 and another bid to the NCAA Tournament.
In 2010-11, Stracke
led the Mean Green to the first at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, and it marks the first time that North Texas has been in the NCAA Tournament in back-to-back seasons since 1974-75.
led the Mean Green to a top-5 finish in nine of the 11 tournaments last season.
Starting in 2010, Stracke
led North Texas golf back onto the national scene.
Along the way as a team, Stracke
guided North Texas to the best stroke average since the 2002-03 season.
North Texas had seven top-5 finishes or better this season.
In 2009, Stracke
led North Texas to a third-place finish at the Sun Belt Conference Championship as they posted the lowest team score of the season.
Stracke brings a wealth of experience and a championship pedigree to North Texas after spending time as a highly successful assistant coach and head coach.
Prior to North Texas, Stracke spent the previous three years as an assistant coach at Florida and he was the head coach at Indian Hills Community College for nine seasons from 1996-05, winning a NJCAA National Championship.
At Florida, Stracke
helped guide the Gators to the NCAA Championship three straight seasons, culminating with a second-place finish in 2006.
That year the Gators won the West Regional Championship with a tournament record score of 37-under par.
Florida finished ninth at the NCAA Championship in 2007 and 11th in 2008.
In three years at Florida, Stracke
also coached six All-Americans, eight SEC All-Conference players, and one Walker Cup player.
At Indian Hills
team won the national championship in 2000 and had six straight seasons of finishing either first, second, or third at the national championship.
coach 21 All-Americans at Indian Hills
and led them to its first number one ranking and national title.
Stracke earned an associate of arts degree in arts and science at IHCC in 1990.
He also earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1993, where he played for the Blazers.
After redshirting his
junior year, Stracke
won all-conference honors in 1993.
As a professional player, Stracke
was a sectional qualifier for the U.S. Open in 1995 and earned a top-10 finish in Player of the Year Points in 1995 and 1996.
won the Lake Bracken Pro-Select in 1996, the Fort Dodge Pro-Am in 1996 and the Bos Landen Prairie Tour event in 1997.
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Brad Stracke - Head Coach
MEANGREENSPORTS.COM - The University of North Texas Official Athletic Site - Men's Golf
The North Texas men's golf team received an at-large bid into the 2016 NCAA Regional for the second time in school history under head coach Brad Stracke and will be participating in the... Read More [+]