June 21, 2007
San Marcos, TX - After four seasons as an assistant coach at Virginia, Texas native Shane Howell has been named the head men's golf coach at Texas State University.
"This is a huge opportunity for me and something I have been looking forward to," Howell said. "I am honored and thrilled to be working with Dr. Teis and the athletic administration at Texas State. It's a great job."
"After a very intense national search, we are extremely excited about the addition of Coach Howell to our staff," said Texas State Director of Athletics Dr. Larry Teis. "He brings with him major college coaching experience from the University of Virginia, which is a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. He has a strong sense of academic success, Texas ties and past history with the Southland Conference. His enthusiasm and energy were exactly what we were looking for as a search committee."
The Southland Conference has experience recent national success in the sport. Howell's alma mater, Lamar, tied for third at the NCAA Championship and the Bobcats' new coach will have similar goals for Texas State.
"I want to build a championship-level program both on and off the golf course," Howell said. "Obviously, we want to contend for a Southland Conference championship but we also want to contend for regional bids. If you can get into regionals, you can also make it to nationals.
"Texas State has great academics and facilities," he added. "We should be able to draw some great recruits from Texas, across the country and internationally as well."
During his tenure at Virginia, Howell was responsible for many of the day-to-day operations of the program. In addition to focusing on full swing and short game instruction with members of the Cavalier golf team, he recruited junior golfers both nationally and in Europe, scheduled practices and qualifiers, and handled travel arrangements for the program.
Howell also had fundraising responsibilities and was the assistant tournament director for the Cavalier Classic Golf Tournament. While at the University of Virginia, Howell was Co-Director of the NIKE U.S. Sports Golf Camp.
Prior to joining the Virginia staff, he worked four years as an assistant golf professional at Glenmore Country Club in Keswick, Va. While at Glenmore, he worked with one of the top golf instructors in the country, Kandi Comer.
A native of Beaumont, Howell played two seasons at Lamar and graduated in 1999. He also played two seasons at Temple College and earned Division II Junior College All-American honors in 1995.
Following graduation he worked at the New Orleans Country Club as an outside assistant. At the legendary country club, he supervised the caddie program as well as help coordinated the club's junior golf camp.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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