WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – After nine successful years as the head coach of the Purdue men’s golf program, Rob Bradley has been elevated to the position of director of golf following the retirement of Devon Brouse announced by the director of athletics Mike Bobinskic.
Bradley will remain the head coach of the men’s golf team but will now oversee both men’s and women’s golf programs. Zack Byrd (women’s golf head coach), Andrew Sapp (men’s golf assistant coach), Lauren Guiao (women’s golf assistant coach) and Andrew Merrill (director of ops/strength coach) have all joined the staff in the past two months.
“I’m honored to take on the new role of Golf Director at Purdue. It’s exciting to be working with Coach Byrd and the rest of the staff,” said Bradley. “We’re creating an atmosphere that gives both our teams the tools to take their games to the next level.”
Are 10 . entere Years with Purdue, Bradley has turned Purdue golf into a force in the Big Ten and nationally. The Boilermakers enjoyed their best season under Bradley a year ago, finishing in the top 25 in the country for most of the season and boasting their highest national finish in 20 years. Three different players were named all-Big Ten for the first time since 1981 and Purdue reached the NCAA Regionals for the 7th timee time in eight possible seasons under Bradley.
Meanwhile, the women’s team finished 12e at the NCAA Championships last May and welcomes in head coach Zack Byrd to lead the team. Byrd has already made an impact on the recruiting path by signing the nation’s best transfer in Momo Sugiyama, who was a freshman All-Big West honorary as a freshman in Hawaii, leading the Rainbow Wahine to their first conference title in school history. Byrd also welcomes some key members of last year’s squad.