John Inman, head men’s golf coach at North Carolina, has announced his resignation. He led the Tar Heels to 16 team championships and five top-20 finishes at the national championship during his 13 seasons at Chapel Hill.
Inman, a 1984 UNC graduate, became the first person to win Atlantic Coast Conference titles as a player and a head coach. He won the ACC as a player in 1982 and as a coach in 2006.
“It has been a privilege and an honor to coach the UNC men’s golf program for the last 13 years,” Inman said. “I am very proud of the team’s many accomplishments and the enduring relationships that we have forged, but it is time that I begin a new chapter of my life and explore other professional options. I will always be a Tar Heel.”
Inman will remain at the head of the men’s golf program until his successor is found, and then will assist Director of Golf Johnny Cake in the completion of the new clubhouse and pro shop at UNC Finley Golf Course.
UNC is ranked No. 71 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings and had one victory this season, at the Bridgestone Golf Collegiate. Jack Fields, the Tar Heels’ best player, left the team midseason.
Inman shot 66 Monday in a qualifier for this week’s Wells Fargo Championship on the PGA Tour, but lost a playoff for the final spot in the field.
–Information from UNC Athletics was used in this report.