Covich named men's coach at West Virginia

Sean Covich (center) was named men's golf head coach at West Virginia.

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With West Virginia slated to start its first season as a varsity sport on July 1, 2015, the school has announced its men's golf coach in Sean Covich, an assistant coach at Mississippi State for the last three seasons.

“Sean has experienced tremendous success in his eight years as a golf coach. He is a relentless recruiter who has been known to find diamonds in the rough out on the recruiting trails," West Virginia Director of Athletics Oliver Luck said in a press release.

Covich helped the Bulldogs to NCAA Championship appearances in 2013 and 2014, with Mississippi State rising as high as No. 27 in national rankings in 2014. The team also won six tournament titles over the course of the last two seasons.

"I would like to thank coach Clay Homan (Mississippi State) and all the players I have coached during my career for giving me this chance," said Covich. "I am honored to serve WVU as the next head men's golf coach, and I look forward to reestablishing a program of which the entire state can be proud of."

Covich also coached at Meridian Community College, transitioning the team from a solid NJCAA Division II program to a NJCAA Division I national power. He led Meridian to a NJCAA National Championship runner-up finish in just their second season at the Division I level and positioned the Eagles as the No. 1 ranked JUCO team during the 2010-11 season.

At MCC, Covich guided his squad to 18 tournament championships.

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