McCauley “is no longer the head coach” of top-ranked OCU women

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Marty McCauley is no longer the head coach of the Oklahoma City University women’s golf team, according to an athletic department official at OCU.

McCauley, one of the most successful coaches in NAIA golf, did not accompany the team to its most recent tournament, a victory Tuesday in the Missouri State/Payne Stewart Memorial in Springfield, Mo.

The statement from OCU Assistant Athletic Director for Communication Rich Tortorelli in response to a query from Golf Oklahomas, simply said “Marty McCauley is no longer the head coach of the Oklahoma City University women’s golf program.”

The school did not respond to further email inquires or return a phone call. McCauley also did not return calls.

At least one prominent team member is expected to announce shortly that she is transferring.

The Stars are currently ranked No. 1 in NAIA.

In 10 years as Oklahoma City head coach, McCauley has guided the Stars to the 2013, 2014 and 2017 NAIA championships, a runnerup finish in 2021 and seven Sooner Athletic Conference championships. The Stars own five top-five finishes and eight top-10 showings in the national tournament with McCauley’s guidance. Prior to this season OCU has 28 tournament wins in 104 events .

McCauley has garnered NAIA coach of the year three times and SAC coach of the year six times. He has guided 35 all-Americans, three four-time all-Americans, the 2013 NAIA individual champion, the 2013 and 2014 NAIA individual runner-up, 25 all-conference performers, four SAC individual champions, four league player of the year award winners and four SAC freshmen of the year.

Prior to OCU, McCauley had spent the previous five years as men’s golf assistant coach to Greg Sands at Texas Tech. McCauley previously served as assistant coach to Kyle Blaser on OCU’s successful men’s golf program for two seasons. McCauley aided the Stars to the 2003 and 2004 NAIA national championships as well as the 2003 and 2004 Sooner Athletic Conference titles.

Prior to his previous coaching stint at OCU, the Cushing, Okla., native played collegiate golf at Wichita State for coach Grier Jones from 1999-2002. McCauley helped the Shockers capture a pair of Missouri Valley Conference Championships prior to his graduation. Additionally, he received Missouri Valley academic all-conference honors during his career.

As a prep player at Cushing High School, McCauley finished his career with back-to-back Class 3A state individual championships in 1997 and 1998. McCauley was an all-state selection as a senior as well as being a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award rewarded to the top senior athlete in the state.


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