Florida’s men’s golf team made a big move on Thursday when head coach J.C. Deacon announced the promotion of Dudley Hart to associate head coach. Hart had spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach after spending four years (2017-20) as Florida’s volunteer assistant.
The 2023 campaign was a historic one for the Orange and Blue, earning the program’s fifth National Championship and 16th SEC Championship thanks in large part to the assistant’s efforts. He was named the National Assistant Coach of the Year as well as the Jan Strickland Outstanding Assistant Coach of the Year that season.
“We are honored to name Dudley Hart our Associate Head Coach,” said Deacon. “Since arriving full-time in Gainesville, he has given his heart and soul to our players, this program, and the University of Florida. His work ethic and commitment to excellence defines what I think a great coach looks like. I am very proud of what we have accomplished together and look forward to chasing more championships with him going forward.”
The men’s golf team tees off for its fall schedule from Sept. 15-17, when they participate in the OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational at the Olympia Fields Country Club in Olympia Fields, Illinois.