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Brockbank inducted into GCAA Hall of Fame
LAS VEGAS — BYU head golf coach Bruce Brockbank was inducted into the Golf Coaches Association of America Hall of Fame at the GCAA Awards Banquet in Las Vegas tonight. Joining Brockbank in the 2015 class were JT Higgins, Jimmy Stobs and Sandy Terry.
Brockbank was named head coach of the BYU men’s golf program in April 1992. Prior to that he served as an assistant coach for four seasons under the tutelage of GCAA Hall of Fame coach Karl Tucker.
Over his 23 seasons as head coach, Brockbank has led BYU to 44 tournament wins, including conference titles in 1995, 1999, 2001, 2007 and 2014. In 2000, he led BYU to seven tournament wins (more than any other team in the nation) and was named the 2000 Mountain West Conference Coach of the Year. He has earned conference coach of the year honors six times (1994, 1999, 2000, 2006, 2007 and 2014).
Brockbank has also been named GCAA District VII Coach of the Year four times (1999, 2000, 2006 and 2007) and led the Cougars to seven trips to the NCAA tournament, including a fourth-place finish in 2005.
Throughout his tenure his student-athletes have earned 45 all-conference citations. Four have captured conference championship titles — Todd Pence (1995), Andy Miller (1997), Manuel Merizalde (1999) and Nick Becker (2005). Two have also been named conference golfer of the year — Jake Ellison (2006) and Zac Blair (2013).
He has coached 20 All-Americans at BYU, including four-time All-American Andy Miller, who qualified for the PGA Tour in 2002, as well as current PGA Tour standouts Daniel Summerhays and Zac Blair. As an assistant in 1992, Brockbank helped coach All-American and 2003 Masters Champion Mike Weir.
Brockbank was a member of the GCAA National Advisory Board from 2006-13 and served as the organizations president from 2010-11. He also served on the GCAA Division I All-America committee for four years and on the GCAA All-America Scholar/Team Academic Awards committee for 11 years. Brockbank has been a member of the NCAA Golf Committee since 2013.