Delaware State University Director of Athletics Dr. D. Scott Gines announced the appointment of Richard “Rick” McCall as interim head coach of the Hornets’ women’s golf team on Sep. 7, 2018. McCall replaced Scott Thornton, who has led the program since its inception in 2012.
McCall, who served two legendary stints as head men’s coach at Wesley College, was most recently head golf instructor at Wild Quail Golf and Country Club in Wyoming, Del.
While at Wesley College, he led the school to 12 conference championships, six NCAA top-25 finishes, including a second place showing in 2003. He also produced the Wolverines’ only national championship, coaching Chris Noll to the individual national title in 2002.
McCall’s coaching career also includes nine conference Coach-of-the-Year awards, three Mid-Atlantic Coach-of-the-Year awards and one NCAA Division III Coach-of-the-Year honor. He guided the Wolverines to 10 straight conference championships from 1999 to 2008 and coached 10 individual conference champions during his tenure.
In addition, McCall has been honored with the Delaware State Golf Association Annual Award (1989), Pat Knight Award for lifetime contribution to junior golf (1993), and two Philadelphia PGA Junior Golf Awards (1995,1996).
McCall has also served as Head Golf Instructor at McCall Cecchett Academy (1999-2007) and was Head Golf Professional at Maple Dale Golf and Country Club in Dover, Del., from 1965 to 2004. A graduate of the University of North Carolina, he was inducted into the Wesley College Athletics Hall-of-Fame in 2015.