Odom named head men's coach at Western Carolina

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Bryant Odom, a former All-American at the University of Georgia, has been named the head men’s golf coach at Western Carolina. Odum joins the Catamount staff after spending the past two years as an assistant golf coach at Wisconsin.

Odom will be the fourth men’s golf coach at Western Carolina since 1991.

“I could not be more excited about the opportunity ahead of me at Western Carolina,” Odom said. “My sincerest thanks go to Coach (Michael) Burcin who trusted me as his assistant over the past two years in Madison. I learned a great deal from him and will always be grateful for my experience at the University of Wisconsin.”

As a player, Odom was a four-year letterwinner at Georgia and won the SEC individual championship in 2001. He was part of the 1999 Bulldog squad that won the 1999 NCAA Championship. After graduation, Odom played professionally from 2002-05, and again in 2008. During that time, he competed in more than 30 Nationwide events, and won the 2003 Alabama Classic on the NGA Hooters Tour.

Odom returned to coaching as a graduate assistant at Georgia during the 2010 and ’11 seasons before moving to Wisconsin.

Western Carolina finished last season ranked 146th in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings.

– Information from Western Carolina Athletics used in this report

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