August 8, 2013
CEDAR HILL, Texas, August 9, 2013 – Northwood University, Texas is happy to welcome Coach Bill Myers as the Assistant Golf Coach for the Knights. Coach Myers was born in Wichita Falls, Texas and graduated from Electra High School in May 1966. He received his Bachelor's degree in History from Texas Tech and was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army Field Artillery in May 1970. From 1970 to 1983 he served in Korea, Vietnam, Ft. Hood, Germany and taught at the Field Artillery School at Ft. Sill Oklahoma. Coach Myers retired from the United States Postal Service in 2009 after many years of service.
He began his association with college golf in 1989 by helping organize and conduct college tournaments in the DFW area until 1999. Myers was associated with Texas Wesleyan University from 1999-2009, serving as part time volunteer assistant and then full time from 2009 until June 2013.
Coach Belfield said, "Coach Myers has a lot of experience and while not a swing guru, knows college golf and how to make players better. He brings a ton of enthusiasm and will be essential as this program grows, develops and gets better.”
He continued, “I have known Bill for a number of years and I have no doubt that he will bring a very different perspective to coaching and to the development of the Knights Golf Program."
Coach Myers will primarily be helping the men's program this year while Esther Kang will be joining the staff as the Assistant Coach to the Ladies Golf Team. Coach Myers will transition into the Men's & Women's Assistant next year.
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