Jennings selected for hall of fame inductionPublished 1:23pm Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Central Alabama Community Golf Coach Dave Jennings will be inducted into the Golf Coaches Association of America Hall of Fame tonight in Las Vegas during their annual conference.
Jennings led the Trojans to the program’s sixth National Championship this past season and was named NJCAA Division 1 National Coach of the Year.
This was the second time he has been named Coach of the Year (he also won the honor in 2010).
“I am extremely humbled and grateful for all of this, “Jennings said Monday morning.
“I knew I was under consideration as (Coach) Leo Kling of Faulkner State had nominated me. My former head coach at Troy, Mike Griffin, called to inform me that I had been selected. That was special for me because when I got involved in coaching, I leaned on Mike a lot.”
Since 2002 – when Jennings took over as the head coach – his teams have finished in the top 10 at the NJCAA Championships every season. He has coached eight PING All-Americans and 16 NJCAA All-America honorees.
In 2009, Jennings was diagnosed with tongue cancer. He continued to coach the team as well as serving as President of the NJCAA Men’s Division 1 Golf Coaches Association from 2008-2011. He fought and won his battle with cancer in 2010.
“I took the attitude of I have this, let’s get rid of it,” Jennings mentioned. “I wasn’t scared, I just wanted to beat it.”
Jennings and the Trojans are currently ranked No. 1 in the nation heading into the 2014 season.
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