Woodley Relieved of UA Golf Duties
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Bill Woodley has been relieved of his duties as head golf coach at the University of Arkansas it was announced on Friday by UA Athletics Director Frank Broyles.
“I feel the time has come to make a change in our golf program,” Broyles said. “It is always difficult to make this kind of call, but I believe that it is in the best interest of our program to go in a different direction. We are grateful to Bill for his years of service and wish him the best in his future endeavors.”
Woodley recently completed his 15th season at the helm of the Razorback golf program. He joined the UA program in January of 1987. Woodley led the Hogs to 11 NCAA appearances during his tenure and two conference titles with one of those coming in the Southwest Conference and one coming in the Southeastern Conference.
“Coach Broyles informed me today that he is making a change in the UA golf program,” Woodley said. “I have very much enjoyed my time at the University of Arkansas and wish the Razorbacks continued success in the future. We have an excellent class of recruits entering school this fall. I feel certain that the coming years will be very productive and exciting for the golf team.”
Arkansas is coming off a 10th place finish at the 2001 Southeastern Conference Golf Championships. In 2001, Arkansas failed to earn a team bid to the NCAA Tournament for the third time in the last four seasons.
Broyles announced the search for a new head golf coach will begin immediately, but didn’t specify a target date for filling the position.
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