Former Tiger golf standout Runion returning to LSU
LSU men’s golf head coach Chuck Winstead announced today that former Tiger standout Garrett Runion has returned to his alma mater as an assistant coach. Runion joins Winstead’s staff following the departure of seven-year assistant coach Shane Warren, who is now pursuing a career opportunity in the private sector in Baton Rouge. Runion returns to LSU following a 2011-12 season in which he led Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to its first NCAA Division II crown in men’s golf with a dominating 5-0 win over Chico State in the national championship match in May. Runion was awarded the 2012 Dave Williams Award as the NCAA Division II National Coach of the Year, and was also named the Sunshine State Conference Coach of the Year for 2011-12. A native of Orlando, Fla., Runion was a two-year letter-winner during his collegiate career with the Tigers, which ran for four seasons, from 2003 to 2008. “It’s an honor and a privilege for me to come back to my alma mater and rejoin this great program Chuck continues to build at LSU,” Runion says. “I’m excited for the opportunity to help LSU develop the kind of championship program we expect on and off the course.” Read the full story from LSUsports.net here.