ABILENE, Texas — Former Hardin-Simmons’ men’s golfer Bart Craig is in his second season as the golf coach at Hardin-Simmons.
He led his men's team to the ASC Tournament in his first season and the Cowboys have shown significant progress in just two years. He played with mainly four freshmen in his first campaign and his second team features four sophomores and a senior.
Craig comes back to HSU after serving most recently as a PGA Golf Professional at El Dorado Golf and Country Club in El Dorado, Ark. He has plenty of golf administration experience and also had coached the El Dorado high school teams.
His girls’ team won two state titles in his six seasons at the helm of the program. He has worked in the golf industry since graduation from Hardin-Simmons.
Craig is a native of Weatherford and played at Hardin-Simmons from 1987 to 1991. He was an NAIA All-District VIII selection as a senior in 1991.
He played at HSU during the end of the Division I era and into the early days of NAIA for head coach Jeff Goodin. In his junior year he was part of the team that placed second in the Division I Trans America Athletic Conference Tournament.
His senior year he helped the Cowboys to a fourth-place finish at the NAIA National Tournament. He won medalist honors at the District VIII meet that sent the Cowboys to the NAIA Nationals.
Craig graduated from HSU in 1991 with a degree in behavioral science. His wife, Jan is a Hardin-Simmons graduate and a former member of the women’s golf team and they have two children, Jaxon and Reagan.