May 8, 2012
HAMPTON, Va. - Raymond McDougal, Fayetteville State's legendary golf coach, was named as the CIAA's Golf Coach of the Year for the 13th time, the league office announced on Tuesday.
McDougal, who guided the Broncos to their 26th CIAA Championship in April, is currently leading his team at the NCAA Division-II Atlantic/East Super Regional Tournament in Hershey, Pa. It is the eighth time McDougal has led a team into the regional tournament.
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. Fayetteville State has won 11 of the last 15 league championships, and will compete for a seventh PGA Minority title next week.
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 48 All-CIAA Performers, including four more this season. FSU's golf team has received eight Sears Championship Trophies.
McDougal will be honored at the Annual CIAA Coach of the Year Luncheon on May 24, at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, Newport News, VA.