Tuesday, September 30, 2003
TUSCALOOSA – Michael Webb, a two-time All-American and a Georgia State Amateur champion, has been hired as assistant men’s golf coach at the University of Alabama.
“I’m excited about having Michael working with this program,” said University of Alabama head men’s golf Jay Seawell who coached Webb at Augusta State University. “Michael played for me for four years at Augusta State. He was a three-time captain. We went to the NCAA Championships three times and had the two best finishes in the history of the school when he was the captain, so he brings experience in the NCAA championships to the highest level plus great leadership experience that I can trust. I’m looking forward to him being on board and helping us develop our current players and building this program.”
Webb is a native of Elberton, Ga., and is a 2002 graduate of Augusta State University where he was a business management major. He played professionally on the Hooters Tour in 2003 and 2002 and finished first in the 2003 NGA Hooters Tour Ranking School. His amateur golf accomplishments include winning the 2001 Georgia State Amateur, finishing in the Top 16 at the 2001 U.S. Amateur, being a semi-finalist at the North-South Amateur in 2001 and being named 2001 Georgia Player of the Year.
While he was a member of Augusta State’s golf team, ASU advanced to the NCAA regional four times and to the NCAA Team finals three times. He won a college tournament, the 1999 Tournament of Champions, with rounds that included 74-65-68/147.
Webb fills the coaching vacancy left open in late August when Tide assistant Matt Clark left Alabama to become head coach at Georgia State University.