Stith tabbed as Iowa's new men's coach

Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke holds the Claret Jug troffy beside the 18th green after he won the Open Golf Championship on Sunday, at Royal St George's Sandwich, England, Monday, July, 18, 2011.

Stith tabbed as Iowa's new men's coach

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Stith tabbed as Iowa's new men's coach

Tyler Stith was named Iowa’s new head men’s golf coach on Friday.

Stith, who spent three seasons as an assistant at Minnesota, replaces former Iowa head coach Mark Hankins, who resigned earlier this month to become the Hawkeyes’ assistant athletic director.

“Mark Hankins built a program that is among the best in the Big Ten and respected throughout collegiate golf,” Stith said. “We will work diligently to build on the foundation in place and do it the right way.”

Stith, along with his wife Elizabeth, graduated from Iowa. Stith, who played college golf for the Hawkeyes, also was an assistant coach under Hankins from 2009 to ’11 and was a semifinalist for the Jan Strickland Award, given to the top assistant in college golf.

Iowa has advanced to the NCAA Championship three times in the past six years, and has qualified for an NCAA regional in each of the past six seasons, one of only three Big Ten Conference teams to achieve that feat.

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