May 5, 2009
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech head golf coach Bruce Heppler has signed a new five-year contract, which will begin when his current pact expires in June, 2010, director of athletics Dan Radakovich announced Tuesday.
Heppler, in his 14th year leading the Tech golf program, which recently won its third Atlantic Coast Conference championship in the last four years and earned its 12th NCAA championship bid under his watch, will remain at the helm through June of 2015 under his new deal. He was named ACC Coach of the Year Monday for the fifth time in his career.
“I’m very happy that we’ll have Bruce leading our golf program for the next several years,” said Radakovich. “Georgia Tech golf has been consistently successful on a national level for the last 25 years, and Bruce has been responsible for that by recruiting outstanding student-athletes and building a tremendous foundation in fund-raising. It has been a great source of pride for all of us.”
“It’s nice to be appreciated here by the administration and the boosters who support our program,” said Heppler. “I’m happy they like what we’re doing here. My wife and I are very grateful for the security we have, and we’ve always loved being at Georgia Tech. We look forward to having a great program here for years to come.”
Tech has won six ACC titles in 14 years under Heppler, and has been a perennial contender at the NCAA Championship as well, finishing second three times. During his 14 years at Tech, his players have earned All-America recognition 33 times, and four have earned National Player of the Year honors. Currently, seven of his players are competing on the PGA Tour.