Wed, Oct. 13, 2010 - [Women's Golf]
On the flight home from Penn State University, Head Golf Coach Clayton Bissett
could breathe a sigh of relief, his team accomplished one of the most challenging feats in sports, a championship repeat.
When asked how he has had such success since the start of his program four years ago, Coach Bissett had nothing to say about himself, but instead talked about his golfers. "It's nothing I have done in particular, I have just been fortunate enough to recruit good kids who turned out to be good golfers," said Bissett. "The success comes from them. There is not a whole lot I can do as a golf coach; I can't call a timeout or anything like that. It pretty much comes from the kids I recruit and I have been fortunate enough to recruit some good ones."
At the end of day one, the Warrior's golf team led the pack by 7 strokes. When day two was coming to a close, the Warriors led by 3 strokes heading into the final hole. "That may be the first time since I have been a golf coach that I was actually a little nervous," Coach Bissett said about how he felt heading into the final hole of the National Championship. "I was not satisfied until I saw all the scores on the scoreboard at the very end."
At the end of the day the Warriors not only won the National Championship, but they were 12 strokes ahead of the next best team. Junior Gary Turner
(Auburn Hills, MI/Avondale) turned in the second best game of the day of all the 87 golfers. With his performance and numbers from the season, he earned All-American honors. Also earning post-season recognition was senior Mike Iannuci
(Sterling Heights, MI/Stevenson). For his achievements in the classroom, Iannucci was selected to the Academic All-American team.
When asked if his team has a chance to three-peat next season, coach Bissett replied with a laugh, "Let me enjoy the second one."
To see full interview, visit the RC Athletics youtube page: