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Radford University Athletics
Head Men's Golf Coach
, the 2008 Big South Coach of the Year, begins his
11th season at the helm of the Highlanders.Â Prior to the 2008-09 campaign, Grant
directed both the men and womenâ€™s golf programs.
This season marks the sixth year he
will coach just the menâ€™s team.
In 2003, Grant took over a menâ€™s program that hadnâ€™t finished higher than fifth in the Big South Championship since joining the league in 1984-85.
Since then, Grant
team to a program-best third-place finish in 2008, fourth in 2007 and 2013, and four fifth-place showings.
Under the direction of Grant
, Eklund blossomed in his junior year.
guided Eklund to an outstanding season as a redshirt sophomore.Â Eklund, Big South Menâ€™s Golfer of the Week for Oct. 22, led the team with a 73.2 stroke average, sixth-best in the conference.
In 2009-10, Grant
led the menâ€™s club to three top-5 finishes, including a season-best, second-place showing at the Frank Landrey Invitational.
To go along with their finishes near the top of the leaderboard, the Highlanders also tallied six top-10 showings.
During that season, Grant
directed senior Kyle Bailey, who recorded the seventh-best scoring average (74.37) in the Big South and Weston Eklund, who tallied a 75.33 average, was 20th in the league.
In 2007-08, his
Highlanders placed a school-best third at the conference tournament, earning Grant his
first Coach of the Year honor.
has overseen numerous program firsts, including the first tournament win for the womenâ€™s program and the first time the menâ€™s team had held the overnight lead at the Big South Championship.
has coached nine (seven men, two women) Big South All-Conference players, one Big South Freshman of the Year and guided his
student-athletes to a pair of individual medalist honors.
The Radford menâ€™s team has captured multiple regular-season tournament titles under his
A 1991 graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a B.S. Degree in Community and Public Affairs, Grant competed professionally on the PGA Tour, Canadian Tour and Nike Tour from 1995-1998.
The Highlight of his
playing career came in 1994, when he
competed in the U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club
In the summer of 2005, Grant
made another qualifying run at the U.S. Open, getting as far as Sectionals before falling just shy of making the field.
Before assuming his position as the head coach at Radford, Grant was a teaching professional at Thorn Springs Golf Club in the New River Valley, a position he held for a year.
also spent three and a half years (1998-2001) as the Assistant Golf Professional at Boonsboro Country Club
in Lynchburg, Va.
Prior to turning pro in 1995, Grant served as the Assistant Professional at Flossmoor Country Club in Chicago, Ill. and as the Assistant Golf Coach at VCU.
wife Tara reside in Radford