Golf Coach Alan Kaufman To Miss First Month Of Season

Golf coach Alan Kaufman is expected to resume his coaching duties next month.

Feb. 1, 2013

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ----- UAB head men's golf coach Alan Kaufman said he expects to miss the first month of his team's spring season after undergoing heart bypass surgery last week at UAB Hospital.

Kaufman, in his 15th season at the helm of the Blazers' program, is recovering at home and expects to return to his daily coaching duties sometime in March. Assistant coach Alan Murray will guide the Blazers until Kaufman returns.

"I appreciate all the support and well-wishes that I have received," said Kaufman. "I am looking forward to getting back to the office and the golf course soon."

UAB will open its 2013 spring season Feb. 9-10 when the Blazers travel to Gainesville, Fla. to participate in the Gator Invitational.