Nov. 1, 2012
NORMAN, Okla. (SMU) - Former SMU Mustangs men's golf Head Coach Barry Rodenhaver was listed as one of the seven inductees of the Golf Coaches Association Hall Of Fame class of 2012, the GCAA announced on Wednesday.
Rodenhaver coached at SMU from 1987-93 and Odessa College from 1969-87. He led his teams to 14 conference and 10 regional championships. Rodenhaver's charges also earned All-America honors 24 times. He was Team USA head coach at the 1986 World University Games in 1986 and of Venezuela at the 1987 World Cup. While at Odessa Rodenhaver served as president of the NJCAA Golf Coaches Association from 1972-77 and hosted the 1979 and 1987 NJCAA Golf Championships. He was inducted into the NJCAA Golf Hall of Fame in 1987. In addition to his coaching duties at Odessa, Rodenhaver served as an instructor in the physical education department and as the school's director of athletics. Rodenhaver founded the Collegiate Players Tour in 1994 and serves as the tour's executive director. In addition to providing playing opportunities for many student-athletes during the summer the CPT has also donated $2,000,000 to local charities in the last 14 years.
The seven inductees will be officially honored at the GCAA Hall of Fame Reception and Awards Banquet on Monday, Dec. 10 at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas.