UCF's search is over

BEDMINSTER, N.J. – It has taken just over a month, but the search is officially over. A source confirmed to me that UCF has hired Tennessee men’s assistant coach Bryce Wallor to replace Nick Clinard as head coach.

This hiring process has seemed to drag on and on, but it looks like UCF has found its man. For the past five years, Bryce has been in Jim Kelson’s right hand man. The Vols have been ranked in the top 25 four of the last five years.

Wallor will inherit a young team that had a great 2008-09 season. The Knights won the Conference USA Championship and finished No. 15 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings.

Wallor started his coaching career in 1999 at Davidson. The following year, Wallor was hired as UConn’s head men’s golf coach and stayed there from 2000-2002. He then returned to his alma mater, Rhode Island, as a volunteer assistant coach. The next year, he was named assistant coach at Tennessee and has been there for the last five years.

Next up for UCF will be to find a new women’s head coach now that Emilee Klein has left for San Diego State.

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