Vanderbilt head men’s golf coach Scott Limbaugh was named a finalist for the Division I Dave Williams Coach of the Year by the Golf Coaches Association of American on Friday, the third time in the last four years he has been named a finalist. Limbaugh, in his sixth season on West End, was named a finalist in 2015 and won the award last season.
Limbaugh has led Vanderbilt to 16 team titles in his tenure, with the Commodores capturing four titles this season - the East Lake Cup, the SunTrust Gator Invitational, the Schenkel Invitational, and the Mason Rudolph Championship.
Limbaugh has now led the team to five consecutive NCAA Championship appearances and have finished first (2017), second (2015) and fourth (2016), respectively, in the last three NCAA Championships in stroke play and have advanced to match play in each of the seasons, the only team in the SEC to accomplish the feat.
He joins Alan Bratton of Oklahoma State, Auburn’s Nick Clinard, JT Higgins of Texas A&M, Oklahoma’s Ryan Hybl as the other finalists for the award. The Williams Award and regional coach of the year recipients will be announced June 6.