Edwards Accepts Head Golf Position at Colorado
July 14, 2006
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
Roy Edwards, the assistant men’s and women’s golf coach for the past four years, has left Kansas to take the head men’s golf coach position at the University of Colorado. Edwards becomes just the third full-time head golf coach at Colorado since 1948, as he replaces Mark Simpson who lost his battle with lung cancer on December 5, 2005.
Edwards was responsible for day-to-day operations of both the men’s and women’s teams and was also heavily involved in recruiting. He managed the Jayhawks Birdie Club and was the primary contact for both golf camps. During his tenure, he helped coach six first-team All-Big 12 golfers (five men, one woman) and four Academic All-Americans.
He was one of three finalists for the 2004 Golf Coaches Association of America Assistant Coach of the Year, named for Jan Strickland. The award is given to the NCAA Division I, II, III or NAIA assistant coach who has excelled in working with their student-athletes both on the course and in the classroom. He also coordinated and managed a $1 million-plus fundraising campaign for KU’s golf practice facility.
A three-year member of the Jayhawk golf team, he lettered as a senior under legendary and long-time coach Ross Randall and earned his bachelor of science degree in business administration from Kansas in 2000. Before assisting with the Jayhawk golf teams, he worked at Vanderbilt University as assistant golf coach in 2001.