West Virginia golf coach Sean Covich, junior Max Green earn end-of-season honors

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West Virginia head golf coach Sean Covich and junior Max Green were honored in a big way by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) this past weekend.

Covich was named one of five Division 1 finalists for the 2024 Dave Williams Award honoring the top collegiate golf coach each season. Covich led the Mountaineers to their most accomplished season in history since the program was reinstated after a multi-decade absence under a decade ago, as WVU secured a pair of tournament wins and nine Top-10 team finishes en-route to program-best finishes at the Big 12 Championship (5th) and the NCAA Regional Championship (3rd) and their second-ever NCAA Championship appearance.

His program was paced on the course this season by junior Max Green, who was named to the PING Division 1 All-Midwest Region Team. Green entered the NCAA Championship with a program-record average score of 70.39 strokes across the season, captured a tournament victory at the Red Bandanna Invitational last September, was named Big 12 Golfer of the Month in March, and captured sixth-place overall individually at the NCAA Rancho Santa Fe Regional Tournament. He is just the third Mountaineer to earn the accomplishment.

The Mountaineers finished their season with a program-best finish in NCAA Championship history, bowing out of the action in 28th-place on the leaderboard after the first 54 holes. The finish tops their 1947 finish by nine spots.