Danny Randolph Named Head Coach of JWU Men’s Golf

Danny Randolph Named Head Coach of JWU Men’s Golf

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (May 10, 2018) – Johnson & Wales Director of Athletics Dave Griffore announced on Thursday the hiring of Danny Randolph as next head coach of the men's golf team.

Randolph, who brings 15 years of experience in collegiate golf, becomes the fifth head coach in the history of JWU men's golf. 

"We are extremely excited to have Danny join our team and lead our men's golf program," Griffore said. "He has a long list of proven experience, including winning several NCAA DII National Championships. He also brings a tremendous amount of passion for the overall student-athlete experience and that was something we were looking for in our next head coach."

"I want to thank Dave Griffore and the Johnson and Wales administration for giving me this tremendous opportunity to be the new men's golf coach at Johnson & Wales University," Randolph said. "I am looking forward to this new challenge, working with the student-athletes at an important part of their lives, and continuing the legacy of JWU men's golf." 

Prior to coming to JWU, Randolph served as an assistant coach with the TCU women's golf team (2015-2017) where he helped guide the Horned Frogs to a third-place finish in the Big XII Championship (2016) as well as back-to-back NCAA South Regional appearances (2016 and 2017).

Before joining the Horned Frog staff, Randolph spent the previous four seasons (2011-2015) as head women's golf coach at Lynn University, where he won two national championships. Under his guidance, Lynn won back-to-back NCAA Division II National Championships, its first Sunshine State Conference championship and NCAA South Regional. Overall, the Fighting Knights won 24 tournaments under his direction. In addition to its success on the links, Lynn also excelled academically. Under Randolph, the Fighting Knights received NCAA Division II Elite 89 honors and produced a 2014 NCAA Woman of the Year finalist.

Prior to his tenure at Lynn, Randolph was one of the top coaches in the NAIA at Bethel. Starting the women's golf team in 2004, he led the Pilots to 43 tournament championships, five conference crowns, three NAIA Region VIII titles and six NAIA National Tournament appearances, including a runner-up finish in 2009. Randolph's team success directly correlates to the individual accomplishments as he coached eight NAIA All-Americans, 13 NAIA Academic All-Americans, and the 2008 NAIA Individual National Champion. The Pilots also received the Buffalo Funds Team Character Award for women's golf presented by the NAIA in 2007 and 2008.

A former men's basketball player at Bethel, Randolph was part of the 1997 and 1998 NAIA National Championship teams. As an assistant coach, he helped lead the Pilots to the 2005 NCCAA National Championship game, 2007 NCCAA National Championship and 2008 Final Four and 2009 NAIA Elite Eight.

Randolph earned his B.S. in business administration with a concentration in marketing and computer applications from Bethel in 2000 and later graduated with his master's in business administration in 2004.