GRAND FORKS, N.D. – University of North Dakota athletics director Brian Faison announced on Tuesday that Tim Swanson has resigned from his position as the head coach for the men’s golf program. Swanson started his fifth season at the helm of the program this past fall.
“We appreciate Tim’s service to our men’s golf program,” Faison said. “We wish him and his family all the best in the future as they embark on new opportunities.”
Swanson and the Fighting Hawks wrapped up their fall season at the Zach Johnson Invitational in early October.
“With our break between the fall and spring seasons, I felt like this was an opportune time for me to step away from the program and follow my wife, Cheryl, and complete our family’s move to the South,” Swanson said. “I’ve enjoyed my time at UND and I’m thankful for the opportunity I’ve had to serve as the head coach of this program.
“I’d also like to thank the people working so diligently on the ‘Fund Fore Golf’ campaign and hope they can reach their end goals.”
Twelve different Fighting Hawks earned All-Big Sky Academic honors during his watch and three different times one of his golfers was named the Big Sky Golfer of the Week. The latest came this past fall when senior Jack McClintock captured the honor after the season-opening UNO Invitational.
Faison also announced that deptuty director of athletics Daniella Irle will handle the day-to-day operations of the program and current women’s golf coach Natalie Martinson will oversee the training and practice sessions for the team until a new coach is hired to fill the opening.
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