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Lubahn named Michigan State men's coach

Casey Lubahn during his time as an assistant coach at Michigan State.
Casey Lubahn during his time as an assistant coach at Michigan State. ( Courtesy Michigan State )

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Casey Lubahn has been named the men’s head coach at Michigan State, athletic director Mark Hollis announced Thursday. Lubahn, a former MSU letterwinner and assistant coach, had been the head coach at Miami of Ohio.

Lubahn replaces Sam Puryear, who resigned after four years to care for an ailing family member.

“It is hard to describe how excited Rachel (wife) and I are to be returning to Michigan State University and the East Lansing community,” Lubahn said. “To have the opportunity to lead your alma mater as a head coach is a dream come true. We look forward to building on the strong tradition of MSU and embracing the alumni, staff, supporters, and friends that care so deeply about Spartan golf.”

A three-year letterwinner and 2003-04 team captain, Lubahn compiled a 75.00 career stroke average, the fifth-best in MSU history. A native of Sand Lake, Mich., Lubahn earned a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from Michigan State in 2004.

In Lubahn's three seasons, Miami posted three victories and five runner-up finishes.