NORMAN, Okla. – Baylor men's golf assistant coach Ryan Blagg has been selected to serve as assistant coach for the United States team at the 2018 Arnold Palmer Cup.
Held at Evian Resort Golf Club, the 2018 event will be the first played under the expanded format to include men’s and women’s USA collegiate golfers against their counterparts from around the world. The annual Ryder Cup-style competition will be played July 6-8.
Blagg, the 2017 Jan Strickland Award presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf winner as the nation’s outstanding assistant coach, is in his sixth season with the Baylor men’s golf program. The Bears have advanced to NCAA Regional play in all five of Blagg’s seasons, including a pair of NCAA Championship berths.
Last season, Blagg helped the Bears to the most successful year in program history. The 2016-17 BU squad won four tournaments and had a streak of seven consecutive top-three finishes. BU earned its first No. 1 national ranking in the Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll. Additionally, the Bears advanced to match play at the NCAA Championships, earning the program its best finish.
He played collegiately at Arkansas, where he was named to the SEC Honor Roll each of his three seasons in Fayetteville. He began his collegiate career at Tyler Junior College and led the team to the 1998 NJCAA National Championship, earning All-American and Academic All-American honors.
Blagg and Susan Rosenstiel of Alabama will serve as assistant coaches for the United States while Jan Dowling of Michigan and Canada and Adrien Mörk from TCU and France will serve on the International side coaching staff at the 2018 Arnold Palmer Cup.