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Glen Millican Named Men’s Golf Head Coach

Glen Millican

COLUMBIA, Mo. – A highly-respected coach with years of championship experience, Glen Millican was named the University of Missouri’s Men’s Golf Head Coach, Director of Athletics Desireé Reed-Francois announced Friday.

Millican will be formally introduced on Mizzou’s campus on July 31.

He joins the Tigers after spending the previous 22 seasons leading the University of New Mexico program, where he led the team to eight Mountain West Conference titles in addition to eight appearances at the NCAA Championship Finals. Overall, New Mexico advanced to 18 NCAA Regionals during his 22 seasons on campus. His team recently qualified for the 2023 NCAA Championship Final at Grayhawk GC where they earned a top-25 finish.

“We sought to hire someone of high character with a proven record of success and coaching at the highest level to lead our Men’s Golf program,” Reed-Francois said. “Coach Millican is a veteran leader, a relentless recruiter, has exceptional player-development skills and knows what success looks like. He will bring a championship vision to our strong golf community in Mid-Missouri and we are proud to welcome Coach Millican, Megan and their children to Columbia.”

An eight-time Mountain West Coach of the Year and three-time GCAA Southwest Regional Coach of the Year, Millican is New Mexico’s all-time winningest head coach. He led the Lobos to 37 tournament victories, which includes NCAA Regional crowns during the 2002 and 2013 campaigns and all eight of the program’s Mountain West titles.

Millican has also mentored a number of student-athletes to individual success during his time at New Mexico. He has coached a Lobo to the Mountain West individual title on seven occasions, while also leading a golfer to the conference’s Golfer of the Year six times and the league’s Freshman of the Year five times – including three of the last five seasons. Additionally, Millican has helped a UNM student-athlete to All-America recognition on 16 occasions, including three first-team honorees.

“I want to thank Desireé Reed-Francois, President Choi and the entire staff at the University of Missouri for extending this opportunity to us and believing in me to lead the Tigers program into the future,” Millican said. “I’m looking forward to getting started and building on the foundation of the program that has already been established. Megan and I are excited to move to an outstanding town like Columbia, get to know everybody in the community and be a part of the momentum surrounding Mizzou Athletics.”

Overall, Lobos have won 65 individual titles during his 22 seasons on campus, while holding 14 of the program’s 15 lowest stroke averages in school history. Millican has also coached two USGA Junior Amateur Champions, while 15 former student-athletes have enjoyed success in worldwide tours, including six on the PGA Tour.

Success off the course has been just as important for Millican. His 2019 team was named the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) Academic National Champion for finishing the academic year with the highest GPA in Division I. Additionally, 28 student-athletes have earned Academic All-America recognition a total of 47 times during his tenure.

Prior to becoming UNM’s head coach, Millican spent three years with the program as an assistant coach from 1998 to 2001. He helped the Lobos to a top-four conference finish in each of his three seasons on staff, while the 2000 team placed 19th at the NCAA Championship.

Millican was a three-year letterwinner at New Mexico from 1994 to 1998. He had seven top-10 finishes in 27 collegiate tournaments with a career-highlighting 11th-place finish at the 1997 WAC Championship. During his freshman year, Millican recorded his top showing of a seventh-place tie at the 1994 Red River Classic. Named an Academic All-American in 1997, Millican earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from New Mexico in 1998, while completing his master’s in business administration in 2000.

Millican and his wife, Megan, have two daughters, Ryley Nicole and Emily Jane.

This article is provided by University of Missouri Athletics