August 23, 2011
McCabe named TC3 golf coach
DRYDEN — Tim McCabe has been named the new head golf coach at Tompkins Cortland Community College. He replaces Craig Tucker, who retired after seven years with the program, including the last two as head coach.
McCabe, an associate professor of economics and business at TC3, brings decades of competitive golfing experience to the position. A graduate of Cortland High School, he went on to play for four years at St. Bonaventure University, serving as team captain his senior year. He is a former Cortland County Amateur champion and still competes in local tournaments.
His coaching experience includes mentoring his oldest son, Andy McCabe, who earned a golf scholarship to the University of Nebraska and is currently ranked among the top 15 amateur golfers in the state of Texas.
“Watching my son compete at Nebraska, I realized how much I would enjoy coaching on the college level,” said McCabe. “I’ve spent much of my life helping young adults and teaching them how to achieve success, and I see coaching golf as an extension of that work. Golf is a great builder of character.”
McCabe takes over a program that has a history of success. The Panthers won consecutive Region III championships in 2007 and 2008, and had the individual national champion in 2008 (Kris Boyes).
McCabe’s goals include bringing another title to TC3, but that’s not the top priority. “My top two goals are to have a team that acts professionally when representing the school and to have all my golfers do well in the classroom,” he said. “My third and fourth goals are to win regionals and return the team to the national tournament.”
McCabe, who has a Master’s degree from West Virginia University, is the fifth coach in the 20-year history of golf at TC3.
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