July 15, 2010
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Former Toledo star Alan Murray has been named an assistant coach for the UAB men's and women's golf programs. Murray, a native of Bray, Ireland, played on the European Challenge Tour and the Europro Tour for the last five years.
"I am delighted for the opportunity to work with the UAB golf programs," Murray said. "I often crossed paths with [UAB head coach] Alan Kaufman while I played at Toledo because he always had talented athletes from Ireland. I'm excited for the season to get underway and to help drive these programs forward."
Murray played golf at Toledo from 1998-2002. He earned first team All-Mac honors as a senior and helped the Rockets to the 2002 MAC Championship. The 32-year-old also served as an assistant pro at the Toledo Country Club after his tenure with the Rockets.
"Alan is going to be a great asset for our golf program," Kaufman said. "He has a great knowledge of the game and being a former collegiate and professional player, he will provide our student-athletes with terrific insight. We are very happy he is part of the UAB golf family."
Women's golf head coach Kim Wilcox echoed Kaufman's sentiments.
"We are thrilled to have Alan join our staff," Wilcox said. "His experience and expertise will benefit our program tremendously."