Mike Dirks was introduced as the new head coach of the Aggie mens golf team last fall. He came to NMSU with an impressive resume filled with championships on both a team and individual level, all while guiding numerous golfers to All-America status.
In his first year as head coach for the Aggies, Dirks guided NMSU to a second-place finish at the WAC Championships, helping senior Zachery Fullerton and junior Justin Shin to compete as individuals in the NCAA West Regional Golf Tournament. Shin also was named a first team All-WAC selection and a 2012 PING All-Region pick.
Dirks, a former head golf coach at Sam Houston State, Houston and Tulane, spent three years as associate head mens golf coach at SMU, after joining the Mustang staff in 2008.
In his first two seasons, Dirks helped guide freshman Kelly Kraft to PING All-Region honors, Conference USA Newcomer of the Year accolades and two All-C-USA selections. In 2009, Dirks led James Kwon to All-C-USA honors and an All-C-USA Freshman Team selection. In 2010, Dirks guided SMU to an NCAA Regional appearance, helping Kelly Kraft to All-C-USA honors and a PING Honorable Mention All-America honor.
Dirks arrived in Dallas after spending two-plus seasons directing the mens and womens programs at Sam Houston State. Under his tutelage, Sam Houston won the 2007 Southland Conference Womens Golf Championship and his two squads combined to win 12 tournament titles overall.
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