Notre Dame names John Handrigan as new men's golf coach

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Notre Dame has named John Handrigan, the 2015 national assistant coach of the year, as its men’s head golf coach.

Handrigan replaces Jim Kubinski, who was not retained for a 14th season.

Handrigan becomes just the seventh head coach in the 89 years of Irish men’s golf, dating back to the fall of 1929.

Notre Dame has made 37 NCAA postseason appearances, but finished seventh in its first ACC championship 2014, then finished 11th and 10th the last two years.

Handrigan comes to Notre Dame following a six-year tenure at the University of Florida, serving as the Gators’ associate head coach in 2016-17 after spending the previous five years as an assistant coach.

A Bracebridge, Ontario native, Handrigan played collegiately at St. Francis University in Loretto, Pa.

He played briefly professionally on the Canadian Tour.

Golfers enjoy a beautiful day Thursday at Warren Golf Course on the northern edge of the University of Notre Dame. The course will host the 2019 U.S. Senior Open Championship (Tribune Photo/MICHAEL CATERINA)