Damon Stancil joins Brenau University’s growing athletic program as head golf coach, and he is teeing off by hitting the recruiting trail.
Stancil, whose first day on the job was Jan. 31, needs to find at least six student-athletes who can “shoot the scores and make the grades,” he said.
Women’s golf, Brenau’s 10th varsity sport, begins this fall, although most tournaments will be held in the spring.
The 36-year-old coach arrived at Brenau from the University of North Georgia, where he was a graduate assistant for almost two years with the women’s team. Stancil also worked as a teaching professional at Hampton Golf Village in Cumming, Ga., for the past seven years and expects to be elected to PGA membership in the coming months.
“His demeanor and his knowledge of women’s golf were certainly attractive to me,” said Mike Lochstampfor, Brenau’s director of athletics. “I think he has the personality to be an effective teacher of the game.”