College Men

Runion resigns from Nova, will return to LSU

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Garrett Runion has resigned as head men’s golf coach at Nova Southeastern on the heels of the first NCAA Division II Championship title in program history. Both Nova golf programs collected national championship hardware at the end of the 2011-12 season.

After the national championship, Runion, in his first year at the helm of the program, was presented with the GCAA Dave Williams Award. The accolade is given to the Division II coach of the year.

Runion has accepted an assistant coaching position at LSU, his alma mater.

“Garrett has done a tremendous job in just a short period of time with the university,” said director of athletics Michael Mominey. “His professionalism, work ethic and passion was always evident and it was reflected in the students-athletes, which resulted in his success here at NSU. He certainly took advantage of what we had to offer at NSU in terms of talented student-athletes and top notch facilities. Unfortunately for us, the opportunity for him to pursue his dream job at LSU has presented itself at this time but for Garrett, it is a tremendous opportunity.”

Nova Southeastern will begin an immediate search for Runion’s replacement.

Information from Nova Southeastern Athletics used in this report