After Hall of Fame Career, Head Coach McCall Announces Retirement

After Hall of Fame Career, Head Coach McCall Announces Retirement

DOVER, Del. - After a storied career as the Wesley Men's Golf Head Coach, Wolverines' Hall of Famer Rick McCall will step down from the position after this spring season.

Coach McCall has been the head coach of the Wolverines since 1995 and from that point coached up to Navy and White to 12 conference championships, six NCAA top-25 finishes including a second place finish in 2003. He also brought the Wolverines their only national championship, coaching Chris Noll to a 2002 individual National Championship. 

His illustrious career includes nine conference Coach of the Year awards, three GCAA PING Mid-Atlantic Coach of the Year awards and one NCAA Division III Coach of the Year award as well. He coached the Wolverines to 10 straight conference championships in the PAC and the CAC from 1999 to 2008 and coached 10 individual conference champions as well.

McCall has created and maintained the strongest junior golf program on the East Coast and has won numerous junior golf awards both regionally and nationally. McCall has also been recognized for countless awards for promoting golf. Among these awards includes the Delaware State Golf Association Annual Golf Award (1989), Pat Knight Award for his lifetime contribution to junior golf (1993), and two Philadelphia PGA Junior Golf Awards (1995,1996). McCall also holds various posts in clubs and organizations in the Dover community.

"The best part of coaching has been the kids, hands down. Watching them grow as people and as golfers has been the most rewarding part of my career," said McCall.

The Wolverines' head coach plans to still be around the game in the Dover area, and would still be open to helping the Wolverine program and running the annual Andrew Geyer Memorial Golf Tournament.

"I'll definitely still be around the game," said Coach McCall, "It's what I've done for most of my life."   

"Coach McCall's contributions to the Wesley athletic department and the Wesley Golf program have been outstanding. We have been lucky to have him coaching for us as long as he has," said Athletic Director Mike Drass.

The Wolverines ended their fall season this past weekend with the second annual Andrew Geyer Memorial Tournament. The squad will resume their season in the spring.