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Tour veteran Gump named Notre Dame assistant

Scott Gump during a Nationwide Tour event in 2007.
Scott Gump during a Nationwide Tour event in 2007. ( Getty Images )

Friday, August 24, 2012

Scott Gump, who played 18 years on the PGA Tour and what is now known as the Tour, has been named assistant men's golf coach at Notre Dame.

“What an exciting time it has been for me to be able to join the Notre Dame family,” Gump said. “I was fortunate to play professional golf for over 20 years, and when my playing side was winding down, I started looking forward to a new chapter in my life. To be chosen as the assistant golf coach at Notre Dame, with its traditions, facilities and support systems, is just fantastic.”

He replaces former assistant Steve Colnitis, who resigned this summer after seven seasons with the Irish.

Gump earned his PGA Tour card in 1991 and made more than 150 cuts in 329 career starts, including three runner-up finishes. He won three titles on the Tour.

He previously served as a coach and instructor at the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla., from 2009 to 2012. readers: We value your input and welcome your comments, but please be respectful in this forum.