Palmer tapped as Muskies' men's golf coach
Athletics - posted on 8/2/2006
Sheboygan, Wis. - When Rick Palmer joined the Lakeland College athletic staff as a graduate assistant coach for the men's basketball program, he quickly picked up another duty - head men's golf coach.
The Birmingham, Mich., native, is no stranger to men's golf. He has played competitively for 10 years, including numerous times at Oakland Hills South Course in Michigan, which hosted the 2003 Ryder Cup, 1985 and 1996 U.S Open and will host the PGA Championship in 2008.
Palmer is thrilled to be a member of the Lakeland College team and is looking forward to coaching the Muskies.
"It's an exciting opportunity to do something new and to turn around the program," said Palmer. "We have a good core of returnees coming back. Justin Goosen (junior, Sheboygan) will be our top returnee, with Nate Lockhart (soph., Elkhorn) also being part of the rotation. Incoming freshman Ben Booker (Escanaba, Mich.) is also expected to in the four-man rotation."
Palmer is a 2006 graduate of Albion College in Albion, Mich. He was a two-year captain on the men's basketball team and a four-year letter winner who graduated as the all-time leader in career wins (88). Off the court, he assisted the Albion basketball staff with recruiting, got experience with video editing and spearheaded a mentor program for the basketball team at a local elementary school.
Palmer has a bachelor's degree in economics and management and is a member of The Carl A. Gerstacker Program for Professional Management.
The Muskies' golf season kicks off on Sept. 10-11 with action against Marian College at Whispering Springs Golf Club.
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