June 20, 2012
WACO, Texas – Houston Baptist men’s and women’s assistant golf coach Ryan Blagg has been named Baylor men’s golf assistant coach, head coach Greg Priest announced Wednesday. Blagg, who will start July 1, replaces three-year assistant coach Austin Burk, who was named McNeese State head coach earlier this month.
In two seasons at Houston Baptist, Blagg helped the women’s program capture its second- and third-straight Great West Conference championships. In 2011, he guided the conference individual medalist, player of the year, as well as four other all-conference selections.
“We’re excited to have Ryan join the Baylor family,” Priest said. “We are very familiar with one another and having played for me, he knows what I expect and how I like things done.
“Ryan has a lot of playing experience both at the collegiate and professional level, which will be a huge benefit for us in the development of our players.”
Prior to coaching at 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.
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.