OKLAHOMA CITY – Marty McCauley will take over Oklahoma City University’s men’s and women’s golf programs as head coach.
McCauley began his coaching career as an assistant to Kyle Blaser, who recently stepped down as OCU men’s golf coach.
McCauley aided the Stars to two national championships and two Sooner Athletic Conference titles in 2002-04 before becoming an assistant at Texas Tech. Blaser led Oklahoma City to 11 national championships and 20 SAC crowns in 23 years as head coach.
The past nine years, McCauley has led the Stars’ women’s golf program as head coach. McCauley has guided Oklahoma City to three national crowns and six conference titles. He has become OCU’s winningest women’s coach with 24 tournament titles. McCauley has been instrumental in bringing the 2019 and 2020 NAIA women’s golf championships to Lincoln Park Golf Course in Oklahoma City.
There is a national search under way to hire an associate head coach to assist McCauley with the OCU programs.
McCauley coached the men’s team to victory in the Houston Invitational earlier this week. His women’s team will host the NAIA National Championship May 14-17 at Lincoln Park Golf Course in Oklahoma City.
“Marty has proven himself as an exceptional collegiate golf coach,” OCU athletic director Jim Abbott said. “His attention to detail, commitment to excellence academically and athletically and tireless work ethic make him the perfect choice to direct our nationally prominent teams. Men’s and women’s golf are important programs here at Oklahoma City University, and I’m confident that Marty will sustain the tradition of success that we have come to enjoy.”
McCauley said, “It’s a real honor and privilege to have the opportunity to oversee both programs at Oklahoma City University. I’m very excited about the new role and look forward to continuing the tradition that Coach Blaser has maintained the past 20-plus years.
“I also wanted to thank Mr. Abbott and our administration with entrusting me with this added duty. I’d like to thank my wife Sara who has been instrumental with the women’s program. I look forward to seeing her do work with both programs.”
McCauley has garnered NAIA women’s coach of the year three times and SAC coach of the year four times. He has guided 30 all-Americans, two four-time all-Americans, the 2013 NAIA individual champion, the 2013 and 2014 NAIA individual runner-up, 21 all-conference performers, three SAC individual champions, two league player of the year award winners and three SAC freshmen of the year.
Off the course, the Stars have earned academic accolades with eight NAIA scholar team awards, 11 NAIA scholar-athlete honorees and five CoSIDA academic all-Americans. Caroline Goodin twice and Elia Folch gained the Jim Wade Award as OCU’s female student-athlete of the year, while the squad took the OCU athletic department team of character honor in 2013-14. The team contributes to the community through regularly donating time to the First Tee program.
With Texas Tech, McCauley helped guide the program to heights never before achieved from 2005-11. The Red Raiders enjoyed some of the best seasons in school history, including four trips to the NCAA Championships and five consecutive NCAA regional appearances. Texas Tech completed its finest season in 50 years in 2009-10 with its first top-eight NCAA finish since 1959.
McCauley played collegiately on a pair of Missouri Valley Conference championship teams at Wichita State. A native of Cushing, Okla., McCauley won two state championships as a prep player.