PSC Golf Coach Aaron Edwards to Step Down After Spring 2012 Season
Potomac State College Athletic Director Shawn White announced today that Aaron Edwards will step down as the golf coach at the conclusion of the Spring 2012 season. “The College extends its sincere appreciation to Aaron for his service to Potomac State as the golf coach for the past seven years,” said White.
Edwards’ successes have included four Region XX Coach of the Year Awards (2008 - 2011), five Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference (WPCC) Coach of the Year Honors (2006 – 2010), and four PCAA Coach of the Year Awards (2007-2010). The golf team has won four Region XX Championships (2008 -2011), six WPCC Championships (2006 – 2011), and four PCAA Championships (2007 – 2010). The team achieved four national championship appearances and has been ranked in the top 15 in the nation for the past eight semesters coming in as high as second a few times during this streak. Currently, the team is ranked fourth in the nation.
Edwards is stepping down to focus on his full-time responsibilities as the College’s Residential Education Director, a position he has held for the past eight years.
White says the future of the golf program is under assessment and the Athletic Department will take the next couple of months to conduct an evaluation of the golf program which has faced its share of challenges over the years.
“Not having year-round facilities to meet the team’s needs has become problematic,” said White. “This, in turn, has made it increasingly difficult to recruit student athletes. And, as is the case with many things these days, expenses continue to rise causing budgetary issues,” concluded White.