Newton to take Colorado State reigns
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Christian Newton has been named head men’s coach at Colorado State. Newton, a 10-year coaching veteran, has been an assistant at Georgia Tech since 2007 and was promoted to associate head coach for the Yellow Jackets in 2011. His coaching resume also includes the 2012 Palmer Cup, as an assistant to U.S. captain Josh Gregory.
“It’s a dream come true to work at such an amazing institution like Colorado State,” Newton said. “After meeting with (athletic director) Jack Graham, it was apparent that this is the type of atmosphere in which I would like to work. I can’t thank him enough for this incredible opportunity. My family and I could not be more excited to start this new chapter in our lives.”
Before Georgia Tech, Newton was an assistant coach for two years at Alabama (2005-07) and his alma mater, Georgia Southern (2003-05). In 10 years as an assistant coach, Newton worked with 13 All-Americans and 17 all-conference players, and helped guide his teams to the NCAA Championship seven times, including each of his five years at Georgia Tech.
“It has become abundantly clear to me that Colorado State has the potential to compete at the very highest level in collegiate golf,” Graham said. “We have one of the nation’s finest home practice facilities in Harmony Golf Course, and some very talented student-athletes. Adding a coach of Christian Newton’s talent and experience gives me great confidence that we can compete as one of the nation’s top 20 programs. I know Coach Newton shares my vision to deliver these results.”
Colorado State ended the 2011-12 season ranked No. 63 by Golfweek.
Information from Colorado State's Athletics Department was used in this report.