Dover, Del. (Feb. 5, 2019) --- Delaware State University Director of Athletics D. Scott Gines has announced the appointment of Richard “Rick” McCall, Jr., as head coach of the Hornets’ women’s golf team.
McCall most recently served as Head Professional and Junior Program Coordinator at Wild Quail Golf and Country Club in Wyoming, Del., since 2003.
McCall’s collegiate head coaching experience includes a 16-year tenure (2001-2017) as Assistant Men’s Golf Coach at Wesley College in Dover, Del. He also served as head coach of the program from June 2017 to June 2018.
From March 2001 to January 2003, McCall was Director of Instruction / Part Owner of the McCall and Cecchett Golf Academy in Dover, and was Personal Assistant at the Jim McLean Golf School from April 2000 to March 2001.
McCall has instructed / caddied for such notable golfers as LPGA Tour Champion Cristie Kerr, PGA Tour Cham Len Mattiace and Drive Chip & Putt Champion Sawyer Brockstedt.
“I’m grateful to Delaware State for the opportunity to lead its women’s golf program,” said McCall. “I’ve always had a passion for coaching and an interest in the Delaware State program due to its association with Wild Quail.
A 1995 graduate of The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (B.S. in Marketing), McCall was a scholarship golfer for the Mocs. He was also a State of Delaware high school golf champion. “I’m hoping to create an environment and positive experience for our student-athletes we’ll all be proud of.”
McCall’s father, legendary former Wesley College golf coach Rick McCall, Sr., served as interim head coach of the Hornets last fall.
“We enjoyed a deep, highly experienced, and very successful pool of Head Women’s Golf Coach candidates, and as our conversations deepened Coach McCall’s passion and zeal to successfully build the DSU women’s golf program became clearly evident,” said Gines. “Rick is a Dover product, the son of a Hall of Fame coach, and his commitment to the development of Delaware youth golf and over the past two decades is inspiring.”
The DSU Director of Athletics added, “Rick logged 17 seasons as a collegiate assistant golf coach in Delaware, identifying talent, developing high performers, and enjoying championship and graduation success. His passion and plan for building a successful Hornets' women’s golf program stood out to me, and I am confident that his instinct for identifying talent and his ability to develop consistent tournament performers will provide a long-term foundation of stability and success for Delaware State.”