Trujillo Named Northwest Region Coach of the Year

By Doug Fitzgerald published May 15, 2008

COLORADO SPRINGS - Phil Trujillo, coach of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs' nationally-ranked golf program, was named Eaton Golf Pride Division II Northwest Region Coach of the Year, the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) announced Thursday.

By being named one of the 10 regional coaches of the year, Trujillo is now a candidate for national coach of the year, which will be announced Saturday following the NCAA Division II National Championship.

Trujillo and his Mountain Lions are one of 20 teams currently competing for the national championship at Memorial Park Golf Course in Houston, Texas.

Eaton Golf Pride Division II Regional Coaches of the Year
Northeast - Don Samatulski, Pace
East - Frederick Joseph, IUP
Atlantic - Jim Haughey, Belmont Abbey
Southeast - Jimmy Wilson, Georgia College
South - Steve Fell, West Florida
South Central - Ryan Murphy, St. Edward's
Great Lakes - Brent Nicoson, Indianapolis
Central - Doug Hamilton, Washburn
Northwest - Phil Trujillo, UC-Colorado Springs
West - Val Verhunce, Sonoma State

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