Bears record fifth-best NCAA Championship finish in program history
Bears are 14 strokes back of top-15 cut with one round remaining
Bears are three strokes back of cut to advance to Monday's fourth round
All three signees have won individual state championships in last two years
Three Bears place in top 10 individually
In his first season at Baylor, McGraw led the Bears to three tournament titles and seven top-three finishes. Baylor finished in seventh place or better in every tournament, placing in the top half of the field in 11 of 12 events. Baylor also advanced to the NCAA Bremerton, Ore., Regional, extending one of the nation's longest active streaks with an 18th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. BU finished in sixth place in Bremerton, one spot back of an NCAA Championship berth.
The Bears claimed tournament titles at the Gopher Invitational, Oak Hills Invitational and Border Olympics. BU also placed second at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate and finished in third place at the Fighting Illini Invitational, Rod Myers Invitational and Bayou City Collegiate Championship.
Prior to joining the Alabama staff, McGraw was head coach at Oklahoma State for eight seasons, where he led the Cowboys to a national title in 2006 and a national runner-up finish in 2010. He was an assistant coach at OSU when the Cowboys won the 2000 national title.
|THE McGRAW FILE|
|College||Central Oklahoma, 1982|
|1984-86||Edmond (Okla.) Memorial HS, volunteer assistant coach|
|1987-93||Edmond (Okla.) Memorial HS, assistant coach|
|1994-97||Edmond (Okla.) North HS, head coach|
|1998-04||Oklahoma State, assistant coach|
|2004-05||Oklahoma State, women's head coach|
|2006-13||Oklahoma State, head coach|
|2013-14||Alabama, assistant coach|
|2014-pres.||Baylor, head coach|
|1998||NCAA Championship (4th), assistant coach, Oklahoma State|
|1999||NCAA Championship (2nd), assistant coach, Oklahoma State|
|2000||NCAA Championship (1st), assistant coach, Oklahoma State|
|2001||NCAA Championship (t24th), assistant coach, Oklahoma State|
|2002||NCAA Championship (16th), assistant coach, Oklahoma State|
|2003||NCAA Championship (2nd), assistant coach, Oklahoma State|
|2004||NCAA Championship (13th), assistant coach, Oklahoma State|
|2005||NCAA Women's Championship (8th), head coach, Oklahoma State|
|2006||NCAA Championship (1st), head coach, Oklahoma State|
|2007||NCAA Championship (15th), head coach, Oklahoma State|
|2008||NCAA Championship (4th), head coach, Oklahoma State|
|2009||NCAA Championship (t5th), head coach, Oklahoma State|
|2010||NCAA Championship (2nd), head coach, Oklahoma State|
|2011||NCAA Championship (t3rd), head coach, Oklahoma State|
|2012||NCAA Ann Arbor Regional (8th), head coach, Oklahoma State|
|2013||NCAA Championship (14th), head coach, Oklahoma State|
|2014||NCAA Championship (1st), assistant coach, Alabama|
|2015||NCAA Bremerton Regional (6th), head coach, Baylor|
McGraw led Oklahoma State to five Big 12 titles and was named Big 12 Coach of the Year five times in his eight seasons as men's golf head coach. The Cowboys won 30 total tournaments and advanced to the NCAA Championships seven times, recording five top-five national finishes during his tenure. His players earned 30 individual medalist honors and he produced 21 All-Americans while he was men's team head coach at OSU.
McGraw joined Oklahoma State in 1997 as an assistant coach after leading the golf program at Edmond (Okla.) High School for four seasons. He spent seven years as men's team assistant coach, guiding the Cowboys to 16 tournament titles, including the 2000 national championship, and producing 19 All-Americans.
OSU named McGraw women's team head coach prior to the 2004-05 season, and he guided that team to a Big 12 championship. He became men's team head coach in 2006, and held that position through the 2012-13 season.
Regarded as one of the nation's top recruiters, McGraw has produced numerous PGA Tour players, including Rickie Fowler, Hunter Mahan, Charles Howell III, Morgan Hoffman and Casey Wittenberg.
In his four years leading the program at Edmond North High School, McGraw led the team to three state titles. The team claimed titles in 36 of its 46 events played and finished as runners-up seven times. He served as assistant coach at Edmond Memorial High School from 1987 through 1993, helping the Bulldogs reach six state championships in seven seasons.
As a player, McGraw was a three-year letterwinner at Central Oklahoma. He earned honorable mention All-America recognition after finishing 16th at the 1981 NAIA Championship. A 1982 graduate of Central Oklahoma with a degree in broadcast communications, McGraw married his wife, Pam, in 1996.