Craig Rex, formerly compliance coordinator for the University of Arizona
and golf coach at Northwestern State University, has been hired as head
coach for men's and women's golf at Sam Houston State University,
Director of Athletics Bobby Williams has announced.
Bearkat Golf Coach
As head coach at Northwestern State, Rex directed the Demons to their
highest Southland Conference finish ever and produced the team's first
four All-Southland Conference golfers. He served as head golf coach from
1992 to 1995. He has worked as compliance coordinator at the University
of Arizona in Tucson since 1998 and was director of compliance and
academic services at Northwestern State for three years.
"Craig Rex is going to be an outstanding addition to our Sam Houston
State athletic staff, "said Williams. "With his background in golf, in
coaching, and in compliance plus his knowledge of the Southland
Conference, Craig will be able to step right in and do a great job for
us. We're thrilled to welcome him to Huntsville."
During his four seasons at Northwestern State, Rex established a strong
national and international recruiting base, signing several top junior
players during his tenure. His golf team lowered the team stroke average
by 15 shots from 1992 to 1994. He also coached the Demons to their first
ever NCAA Division I regular season golf tournament victory.
"Sam Houston State has a rich tradition of golf excellence and its very
exciting to become a part of that tradition," said Rex. "It's great to
return to the Southland Conference."
Rex received his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from
Hamline University in Saint Paul, MN. He was a member of the basketball
and golf teams at Hamline. He earned his Master of Science Degree in
Sports Studies from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Rex worked for Northwest Airlines and was an assistant basketball coach
at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA, before joining the staff
at Northwestern State in Natchitoches, LA, in 1990. Since joining the
staff at the University of Arizona, he also has worked in golf
tournament operations for Heritage Highlands Golf Course in Marana, AZ;
and the Sheraton El Conquistador Resort and the Omni Resort in Tucson,
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SHSU Media Contact: Paul Ridings
Feb. 1, 2001
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