ATLANTA – After nine successful years as the head coach for the Georgia State men’s golf team, Joe Inman has been named the Director of Golf as announced by Director of Athletics Charlie Cobb on Tuesday. A national search for a new head coach will begin immediately.
Inman just led the Panthers to a fourth-straight NCAA Regional appearance and fifth during his tenure. He was named Sun Belt Coach of the Year after leading Georgia State to a second conference title in four years as the Panthers defeated in-state rival Georgia Southern in the match play final.
“I want to thank Charlie Cobb for the opportunity to continue to help grow our program,” Inman said. “When I got involved in coaching, I never thought that nine years later I would still be doing it. However, I love working with these young student-athletes and will continue to help them grow in this new role. It will also allow me to fundraise and help Georgia State with several projects we are working on as we look to return to being a Top 25 program.”
Not only has Inman guided Georgia State to wins on the course, but also success in the classroom. The Panthers earned a male-sport school-record 3.92 GPA this spring as four members of the team were honored on the President’s List.
Inman led the Panthers to 10 team victories in his nine years. The highlight of his tenure was returning to the NCAA Championship in 2014 after the Panthers finished second at the NCAA San Antonio Regional.
“Coach Inman is a valuable asset not only to our men’s golf team, but also to this department,” Cobb said. “We are glad that although he is ready to step away from the daily duties of being a head coach, he still wants to be around and help this program grow and return to the NCAA Championship. We look forward to working with him in this new role.”
A national search for a new head coach who will report to Inman will begin immediately.
Georgia State will lose just one senior off this year’s squad. The Panthers have already signed one for next year and are expecting to add two more in the coming weeks. The 2017-18 season will get underway in early September.