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Sholund to take over the HU men’s golf program

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HUNTINGTON, Ind. – Huntington University athletic director Lori Culler has announced the hiring of Rick Sholund as the new HU men’s golf coach. Sholund becomes the sixth head coach of the golf program since its inception in 1959.

“We are very excited to add Rick to our coaching staff,” said Culler. “We believe that Rick has the experience and tools to take our men’s golf program to the next level. 

“Rick has played professionally, provided instruction to numerous clients and has the capability of assessing golf skills using a functional movement system, all of which will aid him in his new position. We’re looking forward to his leadership of the program.”

Rick currently serves as the owner and lead instructor of the Praxis Performance Coaching where he provides golf instruction and training to over 80 clients in team and individual settings. He utilizes FMS assessments and customized TPI workouts to assess and improve flexibility, strength, power and endurance and taps into high-speed 3D video analysis and launch monitors to guide his instruction.

Additionally, Rick has nearly three years of experience as a former director of operations at an area golf facility and nearly four years of experience as a self-employed golf instructor/coach.

As a former professional golfer, Rick will also put his ten years of playing experience to good use. His accomplishments as a pro include finishing seventh in the Indiana State Open in 1998 and third in 1999. He also qualified for the Nike Tour St. Louis Classic in 1998 and competed in the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament from 2000 to 2002. He played on the Dakotas Tour and in several NGA Pro Golf Tour events as well as many other mini-tours.

Rick is a Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) certified Level 2 Power Coach and certified Level 2 Junior Coach with a FMS certification in movement. He also holds a Level 1 certification in K-Vest 3D Technologies.

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 16 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 38 NAIA All-America honors and 222 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest.