Darr returns to Cowboys as assistant coach

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STILLWATER, Okla. — Donnie Darr has returned to the Oklahoma State men’s golf program as its assistant coach it was announced today by Cowboy head coach Alan Bratton.

Darr, who had served as Ohio State’s head coach since 2009, will resume the position he held in Stillwater from 2006-09.

"My family and I are very excited to be returning to Oklahoma State. I am very thankful to Coach Bratton for the opportunity to be a part of the Cowboy Golf family again," Darr said. "I loved my time in Stillwater and can’t wait to get back to Karsten Creek to begin working with the team."

During his time in Columbus, Darr led the Buckeyes to four regional appearances. In 2011, he helped his squad reach the match play portion of the NCAA Championship at Karsten Creek.

Under his guidance, the Buckeyes won six tournament titles, produced eight all-region selections as well as five All-Big Ten performers.

"Having coached at five schools, Donnie brings with him a wealth of experience. To be able to hire a guy who has been a head coach at two universities is invaluable. He has experience at Oklahoma State as well, so he understands the culture of our program. It is great to welcome he and his family back to Stillwater," Bratton said.

Prior to his first stint in Stillwater, Darr served as head coach at the University of Akron for the 2005-06 season.

A 1996 graduate of Kent State, Darr began his coaching career at his alma mater, serving as the assistant coach for the men’s and women’s golf teams in 2001-02. He was promoted to associate head coach for both programs in 2002 and held that position before moving on to the University of Oklahoma where he served as assistant coach from 2004-05.

Darr assumes the post previously held by former Cowboy All-American Brian Guetz.

"I want to thank Brian for his hard work the past four years. We have a long history together dating back to our time as teammates at OSU in the mid-90s. I wish he and his family the best as they move on to the new business venture they’ve chosen in Denver," Bratton said.

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