Meet the Coaches
Two hall of fame coaches will be engaging players at our Hall of Fame Q & A session on Sunday, June 11 at Cottonwood Creek Golf Course. All tournament players and their families are invited to sit back and relax on the Cottonwood Creek Golf Course lawn and hear golf tips from the pros, their college golf experience and recruiting, as well as answer audience questions before the popular Golf Ball Drop at 7 p.m. For a full schedule of tournament events, please visit our tournament event schedule page.
Three-time national champion coach Mike McGraw recently completed his third season leading the Baylor Bears and his 12th season as a Division I head coach. McGraw joined the program on June 16, 2014, following one season as assistant coach at Alabama, where he helped lead the Crimson Tide to the 2014 national championship title. McGraw has 20 years of experience coaching at the Division I level, including eight seasons as Oklahoma State men’s golf head coach, and he’s led teams to the NCAA Championship in 17 of those 19 seasons. In addition to three national titles, more than half of McGraw’s 19 years have ended with top-five finishes at the NCAA Championship, including 10 times in the top five and three times finishing as national runner-up.
In just his second season in Waco, McGraw led the Bears to their first NCAA Championship berth since 2010. Baylor advanced to the NCAA Kohler (Wis.) Regional, extending one of the nation’s longest active streaks with a 19th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. BU placed 27th at the NCAA Championship, marking the fifth-best end-of-season finish in program history. The 2015-16 Baylor squad claimed tournament titles at the Oak Hills Invitational and the Border Olympics, finished second in The Maxwell Intercollegiate and went on to record nine top-five finishes in 13 tournaments.
Vince Clark graduated from Baylor University with his Master of Arts in History in 1991. After teaching History at Baylor for one year he entered the University of Virginia to pursue his PhD in History. In the meantime, Clark went to work in the History Department at McLennan Community College in 1995. He was named an assistant golf coach in 2000, and became the head golf coach in 2007.
As of 2016, however, he has taught nearly 11,000 McLennan County Community (MCC) college students and his golf teams have won three National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Championships. In nine seasons as head coach, Vince Clark coached 15 All Americans and eight NJCAA Academic Award winners. He was named the NJCAA Coach of the Year three times, and the GCAA Coach of the Year once. He serves as an officer of the NJCAA Coaches Association, and also sits on several committees for the Golf Coaches Association of America, including Hall of Fame Selection, All-American Selection, Palmer Cup Team Selection and Nicklaus Award and Team Selection. In 2015, Vince Clark was among the initial inductees in the MCC Foundation’s Hall of Fame. He was inducted in the NJCAA Golf Coaches Hall of Fame in 2016.
Doug Wilkinson enters his third season as the Men’s and Women’s Golf Coach at the University of the Southwest. In his short time there, he has coached two players to Red River Athletic Conference player of the week, has had three players win tournaments and has had five players named all-tournament team. Coach Wilkinson has also had two team finishes as team runner-up.
Prior to his arrival at USW, Wilkinson served for seven years as the Head Men’s Golf Coach and three years as the Head Women’s Golf Coach at SWU. During his tenure, SWU Men’s Golf earned an NAIA national ranking of 23rd in the nation. SWU Men’s Golf also had two 3rd place finishes in the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) National Tournament and won the NCCAA South Region Golf Tournament three times. As a three-time NCCAA South Region Coach of the Year during his tenure at SWU, the Wilkinson-led Warriors collected seven team tournament wins, a runner-up finish in the Southern States Athletic Conference Tournament and won an NCAA Division I Tournament. Widely respected by his peers in the intercollegiate athletic golf coaching profession, Coach Wilkinson has served as the NCCAA South Regional Golf Chair and on the Southern States Athletic Conference Golf Rating Committee.