DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Danny Forshey will become the new Director of Golf at Bethune-Cookman University. The announcement came from Lynn W. Thompson, BCU Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics, following an extensive international search that lasted almost the entire summer of 2017.
Forshey, a veteran coach and former Professional Golfers Association (PGA) tour player, arrives to Bethune-Cookman after spending the 2016-17 athletic year as the head coach for the men’s and women’s golf programs at Alcorn State University.
“To have the opportunity to come to Bethune-Cookman and work here is just awesome,” Forshey expressed. “It’s just humbling. I played golf for a living for 15 years, but over the past few years, my passion for coaching started overtaking my passion for playing the sport. I get chills just thinking about the fact that I’m the Director of Golf…at Bethune-Cookman University…in Daytona Beach, Florida.”
In his short stint at the helm of the Braves programs for men’s and women’s golf, Forshey helped the Lorman, Mississippi based institution to an historic season. He was named the 2017 Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Coach of the Year after guiding the Braves to their highest-ever finish at the SWAC Championships on the men’s side. Additionally, Forshey coached Daniel Racioppa to the SWAC individual title and first-ever NCAA Regional appearance in school history.
Prior to his stint at Alcorn State, Forshey enjoyed a 15-year professional playing career. He tallied 17 professional golf victories and has 19 years of experience within the golf industry. As a professional golfer from 2000 to 2013, he participated in the PGA Tour, PGA Tour Canada, Web.com Tour, Gateway Tour and Hooters Tour.
“This was the perfect time in my career, partnered with the historic program already established here at Bethune-Cookman,” admitted Forshey. “I’ve been hearing about Bethune-Cookman Golf for years. And now, I have the opportunity to work with such a great program.”
Forshey’s duties as BCU Director of Golf will start immediately.