FGCU men’s golf names recent graduate, Austin Schultz, new assistant coach
Recently graduated FGCU standout, Austin Schultz has been named the men’s golf program’s new assistant coach.
Schultz led FGCU in scoring average and finished runner-up at the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship his 2015-16 senior season.
“I’m thankful to coach Booker for giving me this opportunity,” Schultz said. “I’m looking forward to working with our returning players and our newcomers. It will definitely be a little different going from playing to coaching, but I think my experience as a former student-athlete at FGCU will certainly be a great benefit.”
Schultz finished as an Eagle with a 75.04 scoring average over 53 rounds, posted 11 par-or-better showings and had six rounds in the 60’s.
More than a excelling on the course, Schultz was also named the ASUN Men’s Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2016 – the first member in program history to earn the honor. He was also named to the ASUN All-Academic Team and was the ASUN Men’s Golfer of the Week on Apr. 7.
Well-respected Schultz finished in the top 25 in every tournament except one last year. He also finished the year with 80 birdies, the 14th-most in single-season program history.
At the ASUN Championship, Schultz played three consistent rounds of 73-73-72 to finish second in the field of 77 golfers.
Embodying the student-athlete mold perfectly, Schultz will be an ideal fit for the program’s new assistant coach position, hoping to bring experience both on and off the golf course.