May 2, 2003
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Nicky Goetze has resigned as the head coach of the Florida State University men’s golf team to resume his professional playing career. Goetze will coach the Seminoles in their final event of the season, the Atlanta Intercollegiate May 8-10. Goetze has been the Seminoles’ head coach for the last three years. He was the head coach at Texas-El Paso in 1998 and the head coach at Mississippi State in 1999 and 2000.
“My time at Florida State University has been very rewarding due to the support and efforts of so many quality people associated with Seminole Athletics,” said Goetze. “Dave Hart and the athletic administration, our golf boosters and alumni, and most of all, my players and their families have dedicated themselves to making FSU Golf a first-class program. I am honored to have been a part of this special team and I know the Seminoles will continue building a strong tradition of success in the years to come.”
Goetze led the Seminoles to 21 top-10 finishes tournament play during his three years as the Seminoles’ head coach. The stroke average of each of Florida State’s five playing positions fell with the average of the Seminoles’ No. 1 player falling by more than one full stroke.
“We certainly wish Nicky the best as he continues his professional career,” said Director of Athletics Dave Hart, Jr. “He has led our program into a new era of golf at Florida State as we opened our new golf center and training facility. This facility will assist us in our search for an excellent head coach to continue to lead our program back to national prominence.”