2014 Bring Back WWU Football Golf Classic
The 2014 Bring Back WWU Football Golf Classic will be held on Friday, July 11th at 1 pm at Avalon Golf Links in Skagit County.
The cost is $125 if you register now, and $140 if you pay on the day of the tournament.
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Golf Classic Tournament guidelines:
- Format is Scramble
- We are playing on the West and North nines
- Men play from the green tees, Women play from the purple tees
- Each team will need to designate a team captain for a short meeting prior to teeing off
- Each player on the team tees off from the tee box. The team members select the best tee shot of the four, and ALL golfers then play their second shot from that location.
- Play is continued in this manner until the hole is completed. After the hole is completed, the team score is recorded and play continues under the same guidelines on the remaining holes.
- Teams must use a minimum of (3) drives per player
- Each player may use (2) mulligans over their round, (1) on front nine, (1) on back nine
Classic Guest Host: Randy Hart
One of the most respected coaches in the collegiate ranks, Randy Hart is
in his fifth season on the Stanford staff as defensive line coach in 2014.
This season marks Hart’s 45th as a collegiate coach, with stops at six
other schools including Tampa, Iowa State, Purdue, Ohio State, Washington
and Notre Dame.
Hart has been a member of 26 bowl teams in his coaching career, including
nine Rose Bowl squads. His most recent New Year’s Day in Pasadena was
Stanford's second consecutive Rose Bowl appearance.
In 2013, Hart coached three players to All-Pac-12 honors, including
fifth-year senior Ben Gardner who was named to the first team despite
missing the second half of the season with an injury. Gardner was selected
in the seventh round of the NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys.
Under Hart’s watch in 2013, the Cardinal defense ranked 14th nationally in
total defense and was third in the country in rushing defense. The
defensive line played a significant role in Stanford’s squad leading the
nation in sacks for a second consecutive season.
Hart had a hand in Stanford’s NCAA-best and school-record 57 sacks in
2012. The Cardinal led the Pac-12 in scoring defense (17.21), total
defense (336.21), rushing defense (97.0), sacks (4.07) and tackles for
Gardner and Henry Anderson both earned 2012 All-Pac-12 second team honors,
each ranking among the top-15 in the conference and top-75 nationally in
tackles for loss.
Hart was named the 2012 FootballScoop.com Defensive Line Coach of the
Under Hart’s tutelage, the defensive line as played a key role in the
turnaround of Stanford’s defensive fortunes. In 2011, the Cardinal led the
nation in rushing defense (84.4).
During his 21-year tenure as the defensive line coach at Washington, Hart
helped guide the Huskies to 12 bowl appearances, including three straight
Rose Bowl trips from 1991-93. His 1991 Husky defensive unit helped the
school win its first national championship.
Hart coached 14 first-team All-Pac-10 Conference players while at
Washington, and 11 of his players were selected in the NFL Draft. Hart
developed four All-Americans, three winners of the Morris Trophy (awarded
to the conference’s top lineman) and two players of the year.
One of his prized pupils at Washington was All-America Steve Emtman, who
was the recipient of the 1991 Lombardi Award and Outland Trophy. In 2007,
Emtman was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
first full-time coaching job was at the University of Tampa in 1972 under
head coach Earle Bruce.
A three-year football letterwinner, Hart was a member of Ohio State’s 1969
Rose Bowl and national championship team that finished 10-0. Hart was also
a member of the Buckeye wrestling team in 1966.
The native of Cleveland, Ohio, graduated from South High School in
Willoughby, Ohio. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in
education from Ohio State.
Randy and his wife, Linda, have two sons, Jay and John. John was a
three-time football letterwinner at Washington and graduated in 2002.
Do you have an item or prize you would like to donate to the field this year? Contact Golf Classic Event Coordinator Gary Grim or Kirk Kriskovich to make a donation! You can join the growing list of sponsors by making a gift in kind.
Become a Sponsor
Sponsorship opportunities are available at the following levels:
- Returning hole sponsors providing their support for this event will be charged $125.
- New hole sponsors will be charged $150.
- 'Presented by' sponsorships are now available. Sponsorships at this level are $500 and ensure that the sponsors receive TWO complimentary rounds of golf, special notation and placement at the event, as well as below-the-title mention in all future mailings and marketing materials. Presented by sponsorship areas still available include:
- Event host
- Driving range
- Putting green
- Dining area
- No-host bar
- Beverage service
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More Football Programs to Launch by 2016 Season
The rest of
the economy may not be so fortunate, but the jobs report for college
football coaching has never been healthier.
a report released by the
National Football Foundation on Tuesday, a dozen new football programs are
set to officially put the pads on less than a month from now. That's in
addition to the five that launched in 2012, the nine in 2011, the six in
2010, the five in 2009 and the eight in 2008. On top of that, 11 more
programs will begin play from 2014-16.
college football's membership will grow by 56 members from 2008-16.
That begs the
question, especially in light of the concussion issues the sport is
battling right now, why so many schools are racing to build programs.
campus really completes the college experience for students, and a lot of
people felt that was lacking once football was dropped," said East
Tennessee State athletic director Richard Sadler, whose school will join
the Southern Conference of FCS in 2015. "We see football as the part of
the brand of the university to reach out to the community and create
opportunities for a lot of folks. There are just a tremendous number of
reasons to add football.”
schools, adding football benefits the university by boosting male
enrollment. For others, it's a way to get alumni more involved in the
university. Most often, schools add football programs simply because
there's no better way to enhance the profile of an entire university.
"It’s ironic given all of
the concern about the concussion issue with football that you don’t see
schools dropping, but you do see schools adding because of what it gives
you," said Southern Conference commissioner John Iamarino. "It elevates
the school to a different level. It gives you an activity that becomes
rallying point for the entire campus for the alumni, the boosters, to a
far greater extent than any other sport, and that is where the attraction
Florida to Oregon, the 56 new teams hail from 25 states and will join 23
separate conferences spread across all four divisions of the NCAA, the
NAIA and the United States Collegiate Athletic Association.
See the list of new programs, courtesy of the National Football Foundation.