Earns prestigious accolade for the third time during his tenure at Longhorns’ helm
AUSTIN, Texas — University of Texas Men’s Golf coach John Fields was selected as Golfweek’s Men’s National Coach of the Year, the publication announced earlier this week. Fields earns the prestigious accolade for the third time during his tenure at Texas, as he previously received the honor in 2012 and 2016.
Fields guided the Longhorns to the 2022 NCAA Championship with a 3-2 victory over Arizona in the championship match on June 1. During Fields’ 25 seasons on the Forty Acres, UT has posted 10 top-five finishes at the NCAA Championship, including NCAA team titles in 2012 and 2022 and runner-up showings in 2016 and 2019.
The Longhorns have reached the NCAA quarterfinals (the “Match Play” portion of the national championship) a national-best seven times in their last 10 opportunities. Texas recently extended its nation’s-longest current streak of consecutive Division I Men’s Golf NCAA Championship appearances to 15, dating back to the 2007 season.