Hardwick Receives GCAA Service Award
Tech golf coach honored at national convention
January 22, 2003 ORLANDO, Fla. - Virginia Tech head golf coach Jay Hardwick received the Golf Coaches Association of America Service Award at the organization's national convention in Orlando, Fla., on Wednesday Jan. 22. The award is presented for outstanding service to Virginia Tech and the sport of golf for the last 20 years. Hardwick is in his 20th season as head golf coach at Virginia Tech. He has won the BIG EAST Conference Coach of the Year Award for each of the Hokies' two seasons in the conference, while his team has won two consecutive conference titles. In the last two seasons, the Hokies have won 10 tournaments and finished eighth in the 2001 NCAA Golf Championship and 20th in the 2002 NCAA Golf Championship. Last season, for the first time ever, Tech had two golfers, Brendon de Jonge and Johnson Wagner, named All-Americans. The Hokies open the spring schedule on Monday, Feb. 17 at the Matlock Collegiate Classic at the Grasslands Golf Club in Lakeland, Fla.