In his tenth season at Auburn, Ryan Cabbage has helped turn the Auburn golf program into one of the premier programs in the country.
The Tigers have reached the NCAA Regionals in every season Cabbage has assisted Head Coach Mike Griffin. As a former Tiger golfer, Cabbage brings experience and knowledge of golf to Auburn.
A native of Rutledge, Tenn., Cabbage played his first two years at Walters State Community College in Morristown, Tenn., where he was the 1995 National Junior College Individual Champion. Cabbage lettered at Auburn from 1996-98 and competed in the 1997 NCAA Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Ill.
"I think the fact that Ryan has been a part of our program not only as a coach for seven years, but also as a player for three years, adds more to the understanding of Auburn and the Auburn community," said Auburn head coach Mike Griffin."He has been with me for a long time, so we are on the same wavelength.
"He brings some different things to the program that really enhances it."
Before coming back to the Plains Cabbage spent a year with the Southeastern Junior Golf Tour in Opelika, Ala., as a tournament director.
In 2004, Cabbage was runner-up for the Assistant Coach of the Year, which is presented by TaylorMade-Adidas Golf. He currently serves as the Assistant Coach Repre-sentative on the Golf Coaches Association of America National Advisory Board.
Cabbage is married to the former Jennifer Falkner of Marietta, Ga. They are the proud parents of three boys, twins Carson Sawyer and Maddox Falkner, born Feb. 16, 2004; and Davis Ryan, born Dec. 19, 2005. He is a 1998 Auburn University graduate with a B.A. in Communications.