Aug. 7, 2002
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Nicky Goetze, Florida State’s head coach, has been named to the Atlantic Coast Conference’s 50th Anniversary men’s golf team as announced by commissioner John Swofford. Entering his third season as the Seminoles’ head coach, Goetze has led Florida State to 12 top-10 finishes during his first two years as head coach.
Goetze was a three-time All-American during his career as a player at Clemson. He earned second-team honors as a senior, third-team honors as a sophomore and honorable mention All-America honors as a junior. He helped Clemson to a share of the ACC Championship in 1990 and finished second in the individual standings of the ACC championship as a senior in 1993. Goetze earned All-ACC honors in 1991, 1992 and 1993.
Goetze is still ranked in Clemson’s top-10 in stroke average, rounds under-par and top-10 finishes. He has also played in more tournaments and more rounds than any player in Tiger history. He is also the only two-time winner of the Ping Preview tournament.
In addition, Goetze was an Academic All-American for the Tigers in 1992.
Goetze will guide the Seminoles into the 2002-03 season with four seasoned starters returning to lead the team.
Goetze is looking for his team to continue its overall improvement as he continues to add to both the talent base and depth of his program through recruiting. In losing only one starter to graduation, the Seminoles are quickly building a solid foundation from which they plan to spring back into the national spotlight.
Florida State begins its fall season at the Kiawah Island Intercollegiate in Kiawah Island, S.C. Sept. 9-10.