King Campbell of Bullard has been named head men’s and women’s golf coach at The University of Texas at Tyler, announced athletic director Dr. Howard Patterson.
Campbell, who replaces David Cline, will assume his duties at the University on Aug. 1. He will also serve as athletic development coordinator.
“We are very excited to have King Campbell join our staff,” said Patterson. “The applicant pool was very strong, but King's background blends a successful record of coaching golf at the college level with a wealth of experience in finance and development that will together benefit our department.”
Campbell comes to UT Tyler from Lon Morris College in Jacksonville where, in addition to serving as head golf coach, he also taught business law. In his first year at Lon Morris, Campbell led both the men’s and women’s golf team to second place finishes in the Region IV tournament and both qualified for the National Tournament. Last year, the men’s team won both the McLennan Coca-Cola Classic Tournament and the Tyler Junior College Fall Invitational. The men’s team also finished third in Division 1 in the State Junior College tournament behind the No. 1 and No. 2 ranked teams in the nation.
“I am very excited to be a part of the program at UT Tyler,” said Campbell. “The academics, the faculties and opportunity to compete at the NCAA Division III level are all a dream come true and I can’t wait to get started. I would like to thank Dr. Patterson for this opportunity and I look forward to working with the tremendous staff and student-athletes at UT Tyler.”
Campbell retired from Bank of America in Tyler in 2003 after 20 years which included service as a senior vice president and private client manager.
Campbell played collegiate basketball at Stephen F. Austin and at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. While in graduate school at Lamar, he coached the freshmen basketball team and his teams hold the record for most wins in school history. He has both a BBA in accounting and an MBA from Lamar University.