June 10, 2013
Cullowhee, N.C. - Western Carolina University director of athletics Randy Eaton announced today that the contract of head men's golf coach Carter Cheves will not be renewed. Cheves just completed his third season as head coach of the Catamounts.
A national search for the next head men's golf coach will begin immediately. In the interim, Gorham Bradley, as sport supervisor for men's golf, will oversee all aspects of the program.
"I have decided to move our men's golf program in a different direction, therefore not renewing the current contract appointment of Carter Cheves," said Eaton. "I want to thank Carter for everything he has done for our department, our men's golf team and our student-athletes during his time at Western Carolina."
Cheves took over the WCU program during the summer of 2010 after spending two seasons (2008-09, 2009-10) as the assistant coach. The Catamounts finished no higher than ninth at the Southern Conference Men's Golf Championship the past three seasons.
WCU did land an individual in a NCAA regional in 2012-13 as sophomore J.T. Poston earned the program's third post-season berth as an individual all-time, finishing tied for 38th in the Tallahassee regional back in mid-May.