Oct. 30, 2013
AUBURN, Ala. - Former Auburn women's golf coach Bud Marsee has been selected by the Golf Coaches Association of America as a member of its 2013 Hall of Fame Class, the organization announced Wednesday. The class will be officially honored at the GCAA Hall of Fame Reception and Awards Banquet on Dec. 9 in Las Vegas.
Marsee, who was Auburn's coach from 1985-91, is joined in the class by Bruce Heppler (Georgia Tech), Dave Jennings (Central Alabama), John Means (Colorado State, Army, Minnesota and Idaho), Jim Owen (Oglethorpe) and Thomas Trueblood (Michigan).
Marsee began his coaching career as the men's golf coach at Broward Community College in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., where his teams won two national championships, placed third twice and fifth once. Broward also won three Florida Junior College Championships and was runner-up on an additional three occasions during that span.
Marsee served on the national tournament committee for both the NJCAA and Florida Junior College Championships and did event pairings and scoreboards for both events for 10 years.
Marsee was Auburn's first women's golf head coach when the program was reinstated in 1985. Building the program from the ground up with no roster at all, he turned Auburn into Southeastern Conference Champions in 1989, after only four years of competing, and made the team NCAA Tournament contenders. Marsee coached the 1990 team to a No. 9 national ranking, the highest finish in program history at the time.
During Marsee's tenure at Auburn, he coached two SEC individual title winners, two All-SEC players and one SEC Player of the Year. He was honored as the 1988 SEC Coach of the Year and was named the South Region Coach of the Year by the National Golf Coaches Association in 1988, 1989 and 1990.
After retiring from coaching, Marsee and his wife Barbara continued to do scoreboards for many events including 12 SEC Championships, 12 NCAA Regionals, three NCAA Championships and numerous collegiate, Alabama state high school and amateur events. He was previously inducted into the NJCAA and Broward Community College Halls of Fame.