VIENNA, W.V. – Harold “Bud” Tate will coach the Lady Scots golf team at Ohio Valley University beginning this fall, announced OVU Athletic Director Dennis Cox.
“We’ve been looking for someone to work with the women’s program for a while now,” Cox stated. “Bud’s experience will be a huge plus for the girls.”
A graduate of Marietta College, Tate played golf for four years for the Pioneers and served as captain of the team during his junior and senior seasons. After completing college he moved to Florida where he spent three years under the direct tutelage of renowned golf instructor and former PGA champion Bob Toski. He has played on the South Florida Mini Tour where he was the low amateur in a number of events. Tate also played as an amateur in three PGA Tour events including Doral, the Honda Classic and the Greater Western Advil Open in Chicago.
Tate owned Bud’s Golf Shop at the Woodridge Plantation Golf Club in Mineral Wells, W.V., for six years where he was also the director of golf under PGA professional Steve Koreski. He worked two years with Ted Daugherty at the South Hills Golf Club in Parkersburg. Tate’s playing career locally has included a top 10 finish in the West Virginia Amateur and a top 15 finish in the West Virginia Open.
“I am looking forward to this opportunity,” Tate noted. “The OVU program has had some success in the past, and I want to do what I can to see that we continue that.”
Ohio Valley University is a proud member of the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and competes in the NCAA Division II in men's baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer and wrestling, as well as women's basketball, golf, cross country, softball, soccer and volleyball. Visit www.ovu.edu to learn more.