Alabama Names Hunter Hamrick as New Assistant Golf Coach
Alabama men's golf head coach Jay Seawell announced Hunter Hamrick as his choice to replace Jon Howell as assistant coach after Howell left the program to pursue an opportunity as Director of Golf at Annadale Golf Club. Hamrick returns to Tuscaloosa after playing his collegiate golf at the Capstone from 2009-12.
Hamrick played for four years under Seawell, eventually becoming team captain in 2012. He led the Tide in 2012 to a national runner-up finish at the NCAA Men's Golf Championships and Seawell credits that team for setting the foundation for the consecutive national championships won in 2013 and 2014.
“I am excited that Hunter is going to join our golf program,” Seawell said. “He was a tremendous player for us, and I am proud of his professional career. He will add a great deal of playing experience to our guys. Hunter helped build a winning culture for the Alabama golf program, and I look forward to seeing him pass that onto our players.”
After his college career Hamrick qualified for the 2012 U.S. Open and made the cut finishing 46th. He played professionally for nine years playing in seven PGA Tour events. He has experience on the Korn Ferry Tour (previously the Web.com Tour), the PGA Tour Latinoamerica and the Forme Tour (previously the Canadian Mackenzie Tour).
“I want to thank Coach Seawell and The University of Alabama for this opportunity and for so much that each has given to me over the years,” Hamrick said. “I am grateful and excited to be back and a part of the program. I feel blessed to have played for Coach Seawell and I am now fortunate to work alongside him. He has established Alabama as one of the premiere programs in college golf. I am eager to help our student-athletes reach their potential on and off the course. I cannot wait to get started and become a part of Alabama men’s golf championship culture. Roll Tide!”
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