When Richard Sykes Died?
North Carolina Golf Coach Richard Sykes who was a coach of the men’s golf team for 46 years died on 25 September 2022 at the age of 78.
Who is Richard Sykes?
He was the North Carolina Golf Coach. He has also seen many former players in his golf career like Tim Clark, Carl Pettersson, Marc Turnesa, Garth Mulroy, Hank Kim, Jeff Lankford, Kelly Mitchum, Vance Heafner, Justin Walters, and Matt Hill. In 1968, he was a graduate of NC State and where received his degree in recreation and parks administration. In the 1965-1966 season, he was a member of the freshman track team while at NC State and he was also on the men’s varsity golf team.
My heart is simply breaking upon learning of the passing of Richard Sykes NC State Golf Coach and my GA boss. He is the kindest, funniest, southern gentleman I have ever met. I love him and regret I did not see him since I moved back. Prayers to his family and players 💔🙏🐺 pic.twitter.com/CLK4Rp20K0
— Shannon M. Yates, Ed.D. (@Dr_SYates) September 25, 2022
In 1971, he assumed control of the Wolfpack program and left it in 2017. He coached 34 All-Americas like former PGA Tour champions Tim Clark, Carl Pettersson, and Vance Heafner. In 2001, he was involved in the Golf Coaches Hall of Fame. In 1990, he guided NC State to 24 NCAA Regional berths, 12 NCAA Championship appearances, and the team’s lone ACC championship.