Hartsville, SC- John Handrigan, Head Golf Coach at Coker College has resigned to take the Head Coaching job for Queens University of Charlotte’s men’s golf program. Coach Handrigan served as the head coach for the Cobra golf program since 2003.


During his time at Coker, Handrigan led the Cobras to four consecutive NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional Tournaments, winning the tournament in 2006. He also led Coker to the Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference (CVAC) Championship in 2006, and he also took the Cobras to their first ever NCAA Division II National Championship in 2006.


Handrigan was named the 2005 CVAC Coach of the Year and the 2006 Region Coach of the Year, and he coach 2005 All-American Louis-Pierre Gordon. During his tenure the Cobras were consistently ranked in the top 25 in the nation, with their highest rank coming in 2006 when they finished 10th at the National Championship.


Coker Director of Athletics, Tim Griggs, announced that Coker will begin a nationwide search for a new coach immediately. In the meantime, Dr. Jim Lemke will serve at the Interim Head Coach, while Stephen Frisch, a 2007 Coker graduate, will serve as the Assistant Golf Coach.