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BROCKBANK NEW BYU GOLF COACH

Bruce Brockbank will be named today to replace longtime BYU golf coach Karl Tucker, the Deseret News has learned.

Tucker, who has been one of the most successful coaches in any sport in Utah for the past three decades, announced earlier that this would be his last season coaching the Cougars.The 28-year-old Brockbank has been the assistant golf coach at BYU for the past three years. He played for BYU for four years, completing his career in 1988 as a third-team All-American.

Brockbank is an assistant professional at the Gladstan Golf Course in Payson. He was also one of most successful amateurs ever in Utah, winning the State Amateur in 1987 and 1988.

Of Brockbank, Tucker has said, "No head coach could have a better assistant coach than Bruce. He knows the golf swing from A to Z and understands all the basics of being a good teacher and a coach."

Tucker started in 1961 and quickly built BYU into a national power. His teams have won 18 WAC championships and captured the national title in 1981.