Former Toledo star Alan Murray is in his first season as the head coach of the men's golf team after serving three seasons as an assistant coach. Murray was named head coach for the UAB men's golf program in 2013. Murray, a native of Bray, Ireland, played on the European Challenge Tour and the Europro Tour prior to his time at UAB.
"I am delighted for the opportunity to work with the UAB golf programs," Murray said whe he originally hired as an assistant coach. "I often crossed paths with (former 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."