Former Toledo star Alan Murray is in his second 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.
In his first season at the helm of the Blazers' program, UAB advanced to the NCAA Championships for the fifth time in program history. Four members of the squad earned All-Conference USA accolades, two were named All-Southeast Region, and Paul Dunne earned All-America honors. For his efforts, Murray was named the National Coach of the Year by Golfweek.
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," former head coach Alan 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."