The big difference between 2009 and the first 5 years and 2019 and the last 5 years has been the recruiting. The performance of the program has demonstrated that player by player comparison. Hopefully we can get a strong assistant or associate head coach that is a very strong recruiter.
Both Ryke and Jonathan Dismuke are outstanding golf technicians and strategists. No doubt about it. But for some reason their recruiting has fallen off. Just go back and look at the recruiting from the two time periods. The Roman time period versus now. The talent level isn’t comparable.
Chris Hill was the assitant during the first half decade and was a tireless recruiter who owned the Canadian market from his own Canadian roots along with his overall recruiting skills. Chris was national mens golf asst coach runner up one year and number 1 the second before losing Chris to a head coaching job out in California.
Hopefully Jonathan can go find an excellent asst or associate head coach recruiter to restore the mens golf program to where it was 5 to 10 years ago. If he can land some really good help on that front it will take a couple of years. But really good assistants move on quickly in this sport also looking for head coaching jobs so you need to be ready to replace your good assistants also because the good ones move on to the next gig to either get more or better experience or to land the head coaching job they are praying for.
You only get 4.5 scholarships for Div 1 men’s golf so you can’t afford to miss on any one of them.