Release courtesy of Franklin College
FRANKLIN, IN - Franklin College Director of Athletics Kerry Prather has announced the appointment of alumnus Curt Holcroft as the new head men's golf coach, after 16 seasons as a successful high school coach. He replaces Roger Lundy, who will continue as head coach of the Grizzlies' women's golf program.
Holcroft has led the Franklin Community High School boy's golf program for the past nine seasons, and was head coach of the girl's golf team for seven seasons. His teams combined for 128 victories, including an 88-62 mark with the boy's team.
"I am very pleased to welcome Curt back to his alma mater," said Prather. "His high school coaching experience has prepared him well, and his connections with high school golf coaches throughout Indiana will certainly help in recruiting. We look forward to a bright future for the program as Curt builds upon the solid foundation he is inheriting from Coach Lundy."
Franklin Community High School captured the boy's golf sectional title in 2012, and has had a golfer or team advance to the regional round of the state tournament in 14 of his 16 seasons leading the Grizzly Cubs' golf teams. In 2015, Holcroft guided his first state finals individual participant.
"My experiences in both academics and athletics at Franklin College helped shape my career both as a teacher and coach," said Holcroft, who earned a bachelor's degree in education from Franklin College in 1998. "I intend to use my past experiences to help present and future Franklin College golfers."
Holcroft has served as an educator in Johnson County since his college graduation, including being a physical education and health teacher at Franklin Community High School since 2003.
Franklin's men's golf team finished third in the 2015 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference's 72-hole championship tournament, and had the individual champion.