Augusta, GA (WJBF) -- At the golf house at the GRU Augusta sports complex, Kevin McPherson is finishing up some work before he leaves for Coastal Carolina. The Jaguars men's golf coach announced Tuesday that he is leaving his current post in the middle of the fall season for what he calls his dream job in his hometown of Conway, South Carolina.
Among the perks of his new job, McPherson will now have an assistant coach, something he didn't have here. It's also a program not dealing with a name change, but while he says the transition from Augusta State has been difficult, especially for a men's golf program that won a pair of titles as ASU, he says it didn't play into his decision.
McPherson says the opening was unexpected, and he wishes the timing could be better. But he didn't want to pass up an "opportunity of a lifetime," and then live to regret the decision.
He says his now former players at GRU Augusta were very supportive of his decision even though they hate to see him go.
McPherson says the Jaguars program is in very good, and he thinks they will be competing for national titles soon. He also says he's been contacted by a number of coaches interested in the job, and he hopes to have some input in the hiring of his replacement.
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