Charlotte Director of Athletics Judy Rose has announced the contract extension of head golf coach Ryan Cabbage through the 2016 season. Cabbage is entering his second year with the program after a successful 2011 campaign.
"I am very appreciative of the commitment shown to me by Judy Rose and (Senior Associate Athletic Director for Business) Darin Spease as we continue to build on the past successes of the golf program at Charlotte," said Cabbage. "This has been a tremendous opportunity, my family and I really enjoy the city of Charlotte, and I am proud to come to work every day with the wonderful people of Charlotte Athletics and our wonderful University."
Last season, the golf program earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Regionals, the program's school-record eighth consecutive trip to the postseason.
"When a coach steps up and meets the requirements that we have established for having a contract, no matter how long they have been employed by us, I want to reward those individuals," said Rose. "Our golf program has continued to flourish under Ryan's leadership, both on the course and in the classroom. I am thrilled for Ryan and for our student athletes."
A 1998 graduate of Auburn, Cabbage was an assistant for 10 years with the men's program and another two with the women's golf team before arriving at Charlotte in June of 2011. Those Auburn teams made it to the postseason 11 of his 12 combined seasons with the programs.
So far through three tournaments in 2012, the program has notched a third-place finish at the Tar Heel Invitational and most recently finished fourth at the Rees Jones Collegiate Invite. Freshman Dan Hendry earned Atlantic 10 Conference Golfer of the Week at the end of September.
The team has a retooled roster this season, with five freshmen and a transfer to add to the three returning players from 2011.