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Calhoun Expanding Athletics Department with the Addition of Golf

January 5, 2016

Calhoun Community College’s Athletic Program will soon expand with the addition of a men and women's golf program, scheduled to kick-off in August with the start of the 2016 fall semester. 

According to Calhoun Athletic Director Dr. Nancy Keenum, the teams will compete in the Alabama Community College Conference and the National Junior College Athletic Association.  There will be 8 scholarships available for the men's team and 8 scholarships available for the women's team. Scholarships will be fully funded to cover books, tuition, and fees.

The golf program will be based on Calhoun’s Decatur Campus, and Point Mallard golf course in Decatur will serve as the host course. Point Mallard was chosen through a competitive selection process in November.

Keenum adds that the college is seeking an individual to coach both teams as a part-time position.  The job application is now open with a closing date of Friday, January 8th. We hope to hire a coach in early February in time for the 2016 spring recruiting season, Keenum said.

Keenum says that this is not the first time Calhoun has had a golf program. The college formerly had a men’s golf team in the 1970’s and 80’s, coached by Bill Rudolph. “The 1980 team won the NJCAA National Invitational Golf Championship.  Several players from the golf program went on to earn scholarships to four-year colleges and universities and continue to be involved in the golf community, Keenum said.

“We are excited to announce the addition of golf to our existing athletic programs in baseball and women’s fast-pitch softball,” commented Calhoun President Dr. James Klauber. “We feel this newest addition will not only provide more opportunities for area student-athletes but will also enhance the overall collegiate experience for all of our students,” Klauber added.

For more information, contact Dr. Nancy Keenum, Calhoun’s Athletic Director,  at 256-306-2850 or email at nancy.keenum@calhoun.edu.