Bermel named men's golf coach at Kansas

Jamie Bermel, left, took the reins at Colorado State in the 1999-2000 season.

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Longtime Colorado State men's head coach Jamie Bermel has been named to the same position at Kansas, the university announced on Tuesday.

Bermel led Colorado State to 18 tournament titles since taking over the program in the 1999-2000 season, as well as 12 NCAA Regional appearances in 13 tries. The 2010-11 squad advanced to the NCAA Championship.

"We have found an incredible coach to lead our men's golf program," KU director of athletics Sheahon Zenger said. "Jamie led his team to 12 NCAA appearances in the last 13 years. That's a great track record and one that we will be happy to bring to the University of Kansas."

"I couldn't be more excited to be the next men's golf coach at the University of Kansas," Bermel said. "KU is such a great school that plays in a great conference. I think this is an awesome opportunity for me professionally and I can't wait to move my family to Lawrence and get started."

Bermel was named conference coach of the year six times, including three times in the Mountain West. Bermel has spent time in the midwest earlier in his career, coaching two seasons at Iowa State and five seasons at Drake University.

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