Raymond McDougal has one of the most storied histories in the CIAA and Fayetteville State University - and not just for golf.
McDougal, a native of Gifford, Fla., was an All-Conference and All-State performer for three years in football and basketball at Carver High School in Delray Beach.
A 1958 graduate of Johnson C. Smith University, he was a four-year scholarship athlete in football and golf. McDougal played halfback and quarterback on the Golden Bulls football team.
As a member of JCSU's golf squad, McDougal was the individual winner of four tournaments. While stationed in Guam and serving in the U.S. Army, McDougal won three tournaments in 1955.
Prior to joining the FSU staff, McDougal was a prep coach in South Carolina and Florida.
He was a junior college mentor at Valusia County Community College in Florida and Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach, FL.
At Bethune-Cookman, McDougal was the head basketball coach for five years; while, serving as backfield assistant to football coach Jack McClairen.
McDougal became head football coach and head coach of the newly created men's golf program at FSU in 1970.
After a 3-5-1 and 5-4 football season, McDougal turned the golf program over to Dr. Moses Walker.
He regained leadership of the golf program in 1993 after 11 seasons as the head football coach and one season as the Broncos' interim men's basketball coach. Under McDougal, the basketball team had a 10-17 record, while he finished his football coaching career with a 55-69-3 record.
But it's been his stewardship of the Broncos' golf program where McDougal has cemented his legendary status.
In control of FSU's golf program since 1993, McDougal has led the Broncos to 16 conference titles and six PGA National Minority Division II golf titles in 15 appearances.
The Broncos have participated in seven NCAA DII Super Regionals and have finished as high as third in 2007 and second in 2009, where Fayetteville State earned its first NCAA Tournament berth to become the first HBCU in 35 years to make the championship tournament.
McDougal has coached five Golf All-Americans and CIAA Most Valuable Players, eight CIAA Tournament Medalists and 44 All-CIAA Performers. He has been named the CIAA Coach of the Year 12 times. FSU's golf team has received eight Sears Championship Trophies.