STATESBORO, Ga. – Georgia Southern men’s golf coach Carter Collins announced today that PGA Tour Pro and former Eagle Blake Adams will join the coaching staff as a volunteer assistant.
Adams, who lives in Swainsboro, has made 115 starts on the PGA Tour and finished in the top-25 in 21 events, including tying for seventh at the 2012 PGA Championship, held at the Ocean Course at Kiawah, and 21st at the 2012 U.S. Open, held at the Olympic Club, and runner-up at the HP Byron Nelson Championship. He has placed in the top-10 nine times, the top-5 twice and amassed earnings of over $3.5 million. Adams posted four top-5 finishes in 48 starts on the Web.com Tour from 2007-09.
“We are very excited to add Blake to the Men’s golf coaching staff,” said Collins. “Although he is still in full pursuit of his professional golf career, we are happy to have him as an asset to our program. When his time permits, he will be active with player development, course management and will also have a limited recruiting role. I believe his experiences as a student-athlete as well as a professional athlete will be invaluable to our team moving forward.”
Adams was a two-year lettermen for the Eagle men’s golf team and a two-time All-Southern Conference selection. He was inducted into the Georgia Southern athletics Hall of Fame in 2012.
“I am extremely excited about the opportunity to help the Georgia Southern golf team when my schedule from the PGA Tour allows,” said Adams. “Georgia Southern has always held a special place in my heart, and it is an honor and privilege to assist Coach Collins and his team. I am confident that my 15-plus years as a professional golfer will add value to the program. My goal is to share the valuable experiences I have learned from my successes, failures and adversity on Tour to hopefully strengthen these young men both on and off the course. I am humbled by the opportunity to give back just a portion of what this great University has given to me.”
Georgia Southern won the Sun Belt Championship in its first season in the league last spring, and the Eagles advanced to their third straight NCAA Regional. The Eagles return five lettermen to the 2015-16 squad.