Bryce Wallor was named head men’s coach at Central Florida, the university announced Thursday. Wallor had spent the past five seasons as an assistant coach at Tennessee.
During Wallor’s time with the Volunteers, the program make five trips to the NCAA Regionals, with the squad advancing to the NCAA Championships three times. The Vols placed second at the NCAA Northeast Regional and 12th at the NCAA Championship this spring.
“I am extremely excited and honored that UCF has selected me,” Wallor said. “I look forward to adding to the great tradition of the program. It is a very exciting time at UCF, as a university, athletics department and as a golf program. I look forward to putting in a lot of hard work and creating great memories for the UCF program.”
Wallor takes over for Nick Clinard, who left in June after eight seasons at Central Florida to become head coach at Auburn. The Knights won the NCAA Southeast Regional this spring after the school’s first Conference USA title. UCF went on to a top-10 finish at the NCAA Championship.
From 2000 to ’02, Wallor served as the head coach at Connecticut. He also worked as an assistant coach at Davidson from 1999 to ’00.
Wallor played college golf at Rhode Island from 1993 to ’98. He won the 2002 Rhode Island State Open and competed on the 2003 New England Professional Golf Tour.