Old Dominion hires Crabtree as women's coach

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Old Dominion has hired Andy Crabtree, assistant women’s coach at Texas A&M, as head women’s golf coach, beginning this fall. Crabtree spent the past two seasons with the Aggies.

“I found Andy’s vision for the program aligned with our core values,” said Bruce Stewart, senior associate athletic director at Old Dominion. “He has been described as a ‘players coach’ and has been quite successful in his own regard in college as well as an amateur golfer. I look forward to the continued success of our program under his leadership.”

Crabtree helped guide Texas A&M players to individual titles at the 2012 Big 12 Championship and the NCAA East Regional in State College, Pa. The Aggies finished second at regionals in 2012 to match their best finish in program history and placed 16th at the NCAA Championship to mark their fourth top-20 finish in the past five seasons.

“Andy has been a great asset to our program over the past two years,” Texas A&M head coach Trelle McCombs said. “I am sad to see him leaving Aggieland, but he is ready and deserving to be a head coach. I am very pleased with where our program is going, and we have Andy to thank for his help in that.”

Before Texas A&M, Crabtree was an assistant coach at Tulsa for four years. He also has worked as a recruiter in the admissions office at South Florida and was the manager of junior golf for the Florida State Golf Association. Crabtree also served on the Florida Junior Golf Council advisory board, which raised millions of dollars to develop and promote junior golf in Florida.

Crabtree played collegiately for South Florida and was a four-year letter-winner.

Old Dominion finished last season ranked No. 78 by Golfweek.

–Information from Old Dominion Athletics and Texas A&M Athletics used in this report.

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