The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

June 22, 2013

Small wins Coach of the Year


CHAMPAIGN —  Danville native and University of Illinois men’s golf coach Mike Small captured his fifth Midwest Region Coach of the Year honor by the Golf Coaches Association on Friday.

It is the fourth time in five years that he has won the award and Small has won the honor in 2003, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013.

Small earned this year’s honor for leading the Illini to a second-place finish at the NCAA Championships last month, along with the team’s first regional title, fifth straight Big Ten Championship and first ever Big Ten Match Play Championship.