Kearl to step down as Weber State men's coach

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Dave Kearl, head men’s golf coach at Weber State, has announced he will step down from his position effective Jan. 1 to pursue other opportunities. Kearl had been at the helm of the Wildcat program since 2000.

During his tenure, Kearl led Weber State to four Big Sky Conference Championship titles, and was named Big Sky Coach of the Year in 2001. After the Big Sky Conference discontinued men’s golf, he was key in forming the America Sky Conference. Weber State won the inaugural conference championship in 2007.

“I am especially proud of the quality of student-athletes that have played for Weber State over the years,” Kearl said. “They are the reason for the success we have achieved. I feel strongly about the nucleus of this year’s young team and know they will be successful going forward. It is with mixed feelings that I pursue this different path, but with the quality of the guys on the team, the conference formation complete, and the steady influence of Coach (Jeff) Smith, I feel the Wildcats will have continued success.”

Kearl will coach the team for the remainder of the fall season before Jeff Smith, Weber State Director of Golf and the head women’s coach, takes the reins.

–Information from Weber State Athletics used in this report.

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