July 15, 2010
Hamilton, N.Y. -
Former Western Carolina men's golfer Keith Tyburski was promoted to head coach at Colgate University this week after serving as the Raiders interim head coach last fall.
Tyburski, a native of Hamilton, N.Y., graduated from Western Carolina in 2006 and played professionally on various mini circuits across the country. While playing pro, he worked with renowned golf trainer Jack Lumpkin, who has mentored such players as Davis Love III, Jonathan Byrd as well as numerous other PGA Tour pros.
During his collegiate career, Tyburski recorded a win at the 2004 Western Carolina Intercollegiate Invitational and placed in the top-10 four times for the Catamounts. He was also named to the Southern Conference All-Academic team four times and was the 2005-06 Student-Athlete Athletic Counsel (SAAC) team representative. He ranks 26th all-time on WCU's career scoring average chart.
Last season, while serving as interim coach at Colgate, Tyburski served guided the squad to a first-place finish at the Colgate Invitational.
"I am very excited and grateful for the opportunity Colgate has provided me," said Tyburski. "I look forward to working with the team and helping them mature and develop both on and off the course."
Tyburski's parents have both worked for Colgate for several years. Marcelle Tyburski is the director of financial aid and Bob, a 1974 graduate of Colgate, is the vice president and senior advisor.