NORMAN, Okla. (May 30, 2020) – For the third time in the past five seasons, the Golf Coaches Association of America on Saturday named Oklahoma Christian’s David Lynn as the NCAA Division II South Central Region coach of the year.
Lynn earlier had been named as a finalists for the GCAA’s Dave Williams Award for national coach of the year, which was given to Darcy Donaldson of Georgia Southwestern, the No. 1-ranked team in Division II. But Lynn did collect his seventh career region coach-of-the-year honor, having previously won at the NAIA level in 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2008 and at the Division II level in 2016 and 2019.
“It is very rewarding to be named as a NCAA regional coach of the year,” Lynn said. “There are so many great coaches and I feel fortunate that my peers recognized how well we played on the course this season. It’s a team award and I’m thankful for the group of guys we had this season and all of their dedication to be the best team every day.”
Lynn guided the Eagles to three wins in seven tournaments during the 2019-20 season, which ended in March due to the COVID-19 outbreak. OC was ranked No. 11 in the final Bushnell Golfweek Division II coaches’ poll. In their six tournaments against Division II competition, the Eagles won three times, finished second twice and third once.
OC posted an 80-4-1 mark in Division II play and didn’t have a losing record against any Division II team, splitting with No. 6 Arkansas Tech, No. 21 Colorado State-Pueblo and California-San Diego while going 3-1 head-to-head against No. 10 St. Mary’s (Texas). The Eagles had two players receive GCAA All-America honors – senior Trevor Norby (first team) and junior Andres Brictson (honorable mention).
Lynn was named earlier this month as the Lone Star Conference’s coach of the year, his ninth conference honor from three different leagues – the Sooner Athletic Conference (2003, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2012), the Heartland Conference (2013, 2016, 2019) and the LSC.