After spending a year just a few hours north, former KSU men’s golf team member Chad Wilson is back in his old stomping grounds.
Wilson, who played for the Owls from 2008-2011, accepted the assistant coaching job with the men’s golf team on Friday, according to an announcement from head coach Jay Moseley.
“I could not be more excited about the opportunity to rejoin the Owl family on a daily basis,” Wilson said. “Coach Moseley was an outstanding coach during my playing years and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work beside not only a great coach, but an even better individual.”
Wilson worked as an assistant for the Lee Flames in Cleveland, TN., last year.
“I could not be more excited about having Chad Wilson join our program as an assistant coach,” Moseley said. “Chad was a great leader here was a player and he will continue to be a positive influence on our players in his new coaching role.”
As a player for the Owls, Wilson was a three-time Atlantic Sun Conference All- Academic Team member and helped lead KSU to an Atlantic Sun Conference title as a senior. In that same year, the team advanced to the NCAA Championships for the first time in its history.
Wilson graduated with a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from KSU.
Off the course, he contributed to the Special Olympics, Boys and Girls Club of Marietta and the Golden Soldiers Foundation as a player.
Moseley sees him as a natural fit.
“He has already hit the ground running and has been a tremendous asset for our recruiting,” Moseley said. “After a year and a half stint at Lee University as a graduate assistant, Chad learned a lot and he is excited to apply his knowledge and continue his development as a coach here at KSU.”
With NAIA member Lee, the Flames won seven tournament titles and finished sixth at the NAIA National Championships.