Bears making first appearance in Topy Cup
Ryan Blagg, who was a member of the 1998 NJCAA national champion team at Tyler Junior College, is in his third season as an assistant coach for the men's golf program.
Last season, Blagg helped the Bears to top-five finishes in nine of 11 regular season tournaments, including seven times in the top three. Baylor also advanced to the NCAA West Regional in Eugene, Ore., extending one of the nation's longest active streaks with a 17th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. BU finished in 10th place at the West Regional. Additionally, Blagg helped coach Kyle Jones, who became the 12th All-American in program history.
In his first season with the Bears, Blagg helped guide the team to seven top-five finishes, including a tournament title at the 2012 Warrior-Wave Intercollegiate. The Bears earned a berth in the 2013 NCAA Pullman Regional, where they finished in 10th place.
Blagg spent two seasons at Houston Baptist, where he helped the women's program capture its second- and third-straight Great West Conference championships. In 2011, he guided the Great West Conference individual medalist, player of the year and four other all-conference selections.
Prior to Houston Baptist, Blagg served as the Head Rules Official and then the Tournament Director for The Gateway Tour. He played professionally for six years on the Adams, Hooters and Nationwide Tours, recording multiple top-five finishes.
|THE BLAGG FILE|
|Family||wife: Lindsay; son: Cooper|
|2010-12||Houston Baptist, assistant coach
(men's and women's)
|2012-pres.||Baylor, assistant coach|
He played collegiately at Arkansas, where he graduated in 2002 with a bachelor's degree in communications. He was named to the SEC Honor Roll each of his three seasons in Fayetteville. He began his collegiate career at Tyler Junior College, where he played for Priest and led the team to the 1998 NJCAA National Championship, earning All-American and Academic All-American honors. Blagg is married to the former Lindsay Marshall, and the couple has an infant son named Cooper.