Kirkwood’s Darin Pint
Award tops off one of the greatest seasons in the history of Kirkwood golf
CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA (June 6, 2016)-Kirkwood Head Golf Coach Darin Pint has been named the 2016 Dave Williams National Junior College Athletic Association Division II National Coach of the Year by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). Pint will receive the award during the Hall of Fame Banquet at the GCAA National Convention on December 12.
Pint, who has coached golf at Kirkwood for 20 years, guided this year’s squad to a Region XI championship and an incredible second place national finish. In addition, many of his players received individual awards and recognitions for their play this season.
Kirkwood sophomore Carson Whittington finished in second place individually at the national tournament after ending the 72-hole tournament at 6-under overall. Whittington was named first team All-American while freshmen Charlie Hartwig and Jordan Even earned second team All-American and honorable mention All-American honors respectively. Hartwig and Whittington were also named to the Ping All-West Region team.
The second place finish ended one of the best seasons in the history of the Kirkwood golf program. The Eagles were ranked all year and finished the regular season with a record of 65-6.