Jan. 18, 2001
WACO, Texas -
Baylor men's golf coach Tim Hobby has been named the 2000 District VI Coach of the Year, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced January 8.
Hobby was honored for his achievements in guiding the Baylor golf program into national prominence. Under his leadership, the Bears consistently have been ranked among the nation's best and have been ranked as high as 23rd nationally.
Hobby led the Bears last spring to their third consecutive NCAA Regional appearance, while earning four tournament titles along the way. Baylor earned six top-five finishes in seven spring tournaments. Individually, two Bear golfers ranked among the top 75 golfers in the nation. Senior Jimmy Walker finished the spring ranked 73 in the nation, and former Bear Aaron Pellegrom finished the 1999-2000 season ranked 75th. This fall, Baylor earned one tournament title and had four top-ten finishes in five tournaments.
In four and a half years as the head coach of the Bears, Hobby has turned the program into a conference and national contender. During his tenure, the Bears have earned nine team titles and seven individual titles. In 50 total tournaments, they have 26 top five finishes and 39 top 10 finishes.