Cain added to Utah golf staff

Drew Williams
Sports Editor

The University of Utah Utes have hired Big Spring native Chance Cain to be their assistant men’s golf coach. Cain, a graduate of Big Spring High School and Midland College, has been a volunteer assistant coach with the Texas Tech University golf team for the past two years.
“I am very excited about the opportunity to coach under Coach (Garrett) Clegg, while watching this team grow and compete in the Pac-12,” Cain said in a University of Utah press release. “I managed to gain valuable knowledge working under coaches Greg Sands and Jeff Jenkins while in Lubbock and it has prepared me for my time here at Utah. I look forward to the opportunity in getting this team to the level it is intended to be at in the Pac-12 and for the great Ute fans.”
Cain assisted in weekly practices and tournament qualifying at Texas Tech, while also coaching players through their rounds at different events according to the press release. He said he looks forward to getting the Utes’ golf program to the same level as the Red Raiders’.
“The Pac-12 is probably the better golf conference, but the Big 12 is right there with it. As far as Tech goes, Tech’s a better ranked program at the moment,” Cain said. “They’re always in the top 30, and Utah’s not at the moment. That’s why I’m recruiting everywhere right now.”

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