Norwood will step down after Spring 2012 season
After an 18-year coaching career with UALR golf, Wyn Norwood will step down following the spring 2012 season.
Norwood said he was grateful for his time with the Trojans.
“I appreciate the opportunity UALR has given me over the past 20 years to work with some of the finest young men and women to ever come through the athletic program,” he said in a press release announcing the retirement.
Norwood was a five-time Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year, and won four SBC championships during his tenure.
He was there for the birth of golf at UALR, as he was named the first head coach for both men’s and women’s golf when the program began in 1992. He remained head coach of both teams until after the 2004-05 season, when he stepped down to become the Associate Athletic Director for Development. He returned as men’s coach in 2007.
Norwood was named SBC Coach of the Year in 1994, for both men’s and women’s teams. He also led both teams to consecutive conference titles, the women in 1998-99 and the men in 2000-01
His ties to golf in the Natural State run deep. He was a standout at Arkansas Tech, where he was named all-conference in golf three times. He also served as president of the Arkansas State Golf Association and was named the Arkansas Amateur Golfer of the Year twice. He was inducted into the Arkansas Golf Hall of Fame in 2001.