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Golf - Mon, Aug. 5, 2013

BARBOURVILLE, Ky. - Union College Director of Athletics Tim Curry announced recently the hiring of Tony Carruba as the head coach for the Bulldog and Lady Bulldog golf programs.

Carruba has been the assistant coach for the two programs for the past three years.

"We are fortunate to have Anthony already here at Union, and I have no questions about his ability to keep our golf programs not only competitive but also take them to the next level," said Curry. "He has a great understanding of what it takes to lead our programs, and I am confident the teams will not miss a beat during this transition."

A native of Lynch, Ky., Carruba has been a part of the Union golf program since 2008 when he transferred to the institution and played two seasons for the Bulldogs. 

"I am excited about this opportunity and look forward to leading the programs that I've been a part of for the past few years," said Carruba. "I appreciate the school and especially (Director of Athletics) Tim Curry for entrusting me with this responsibility."

During his time as a student-athlete, Carruba served as team captain for the Bulldogs during his junior and senior seasons. In 2009, he was a part of the squad which won both the Appalachian Athletic Conference regular-season and tournament championships, earning the program's first-ever berth to the NAIA National Championship Tournament.

After graduation, Carruba became the assistant coach for the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs beginning with the 2010-11 campaign. During his three-year stint in that role, the men's team had 10 all-conference honorees while the women's team had five.

Carruba replaces Eric Wyrick, who recently left to take the head coaching position at Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) after six years at Union.

The Bulldog golf team placed third in the Appalachian Athletic Conference during the regular season and was fifth at the league tournament. The Lady Bulldogs finished third during the regular season and sixth at the tournament.

 
 
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