The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference announced its men's golf postseason award winners and Oglethorpe head coach Jim Owen has been named the 2011 SCAC Men's Golf Coach-of-the-Year. This marks the 11th COTY honor for Owen of the 13 handed out in the SCAC.
The Petrels won their league-high ninth SCAC men's golf title at this year's conference tournament at Horseshoe Bay, Texas, and went on to 2011 NCAA Division III Championships where the Petrels finished in the top 13 nationally for the 11th straight year. With his 11 men's golf COTY awards, Owen is a part of an exclusive list of SCAC coaches (Paul McGinlay, Trinity - men's soccer and Steve Mohr, Trinity - football) who have won 10 or more COTY honors in the same sport.
The 2011 Stormy Petrels finished the season ranked No. 12 nationally in the final Nike / Golf World Magazine Coaches Poll of the year.