UALR hires Greenwood as director of golf

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Chris Greenwood, who led Lynn University to 16 tournament titles in seven seasons at the Boca Raton, Fla., school, has been appointed director of golf at Arkansas-Little Rock.

Greenwood replaces Wyn Norwood, who resigned after 18 years with the Trojans' men's program.

Under Greenwood, Lynn appeared in seven consecutive NCAA Division II regionals and was runner-up in the 2011 national tournament.

"I am very excited about Chris becoming our new director of golf, as his program has consistently been nationally ranked both athletically and academically," said Chris Peterson, UALR's director of athletics. "We feel that he and his family will be a great fit in central Arkansas and a great addition to UALR."

Greenwood's 2010-11 Lynn team, which won a school-record seven tournaments en route to the national runner-up, won the Division II Team Academic National Championship award from the Golf Coaches Association of American after compiling a 3.492 cumulative grade-point average.

"I am extremely excited about the opportunity to come to Little Rock and try to build a championship program where we are competing year in and year out, and winning golf tournaments," Greenwood said. "I'm going to try and take my experience at Lynn and my experiences as a player to help the guys understand what they need to do to win."

Greenwood, a native of Valdese, N.C., played at North Carolina State from 1990 to 1992. He competed for 12 years on the Canadian Golf Tour.

Greenwood won the Sunshine State Conference Coach of the Year award in 2006 and 2008. He coached 11 All-Americans and eight Academic All-Americans at Lynn.

Greenwood becomes the third head men's golf coach at UALR since the program resumed in 1992-93 after a four-year hiatus.

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