Fell Named GSC Coach of the Decade, Five Earn All-Decade

first_img BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – With two NCAA Division II national championships and six Gulf South Conference titles, head coach Steve Fell of the West Florida men’s golf team has led the Argonauts to regional and national acclaim.  On Thursday, five former UWF student-athletes were honored with spots on the GSC All-Decade Team, and Fell was named GSC Coach of the Decade.Bryan Clarke (1999-02) and Matthew Galloway (2005-08) were the Argonauts’ GSC All-Decade first team representatives.  Kyle Scott (2008-09) and Kevin Warrick (2000-03) earned spots on the second team, and Stuart Manley (1998-01) received honorable mention.“This is definitely a testament to the strength of our program,” said Fell.  “This shows the success of the team not only at the conference level, but also on the national level.  We’re proud to have this many players on the all-decade team, and we hope to continue this success in the future.”Clarke was a three-time All-America first team selection, and he played a key role in the Argonauts’ historic 2001 NCAA championship team.  Galloway was a part of the Argonauts’ 2008 national championship team, and he was also a three-time All-American.  Galloway also achieved much fame in the conference, as he took home medalist honors at the GSC Championships in 2006 and 2007, and he was a two-time member of the GSC “Top Ten” honoring the conference’s best student-athletes across all sports.FIRST TEAM: Bryan Clarke (1999-02, three-time first team All-American, 2002 regional medalist)FIRST TEAM: Matthew Galloway (2005-08, two-time GSC Player of the Year, two-time GSC “Top Ten”)SECOND TEAM: Kyle Scott (2008-09, two-time All-American, 2008 regional medalist)SECOND TEAM: Kevin Warrick (2000-03, two-time All-American Scholar, 2002 GSC Commissioner’s Trophy)HONORABLE MENTION: Stuart Manley (1998-01, 2001 GSC Player of the Year, All-American)The conference also released the top five teams of the decade using a formula based on each team’s performance in the all-sports trophy standings the past 10 years.  By that formula, West Florida was the top ranked team of the decade, winning 95 percent of its possible all-sports trophy points.  The formula was developed by Harding University Sports Information Director Scott Goode.Thursday’s release marks the third consecutive Thursday all-decade release for the GSC following the six-sport fall release and the men’s and women’s basketball release.  The league compiled all-decade teams for five spring sports, excluding women’s golf which was added as an official league sport in 2005.Players could only be nominated for the all-decade team if they competed in at least two seasons during the decade and were also named to the All-GSC first team at least once.  Each squad was broken up into first and second teams except for men’s tennis.  Players and coaches of the decade were selected and honorable mentions were also recognized in special circumstances (for example, those student-athletes that competed in just one season and were an All-GSC first team member during the past decade).For information on the Gulf South Conference, visit www.gulfsouthconference.org.  For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.OFFICIAL GSC RELEASEPrint Friendly Version GSC All-Decade First Team Players Bryan Clarke (left) and Matthew Galloway Sharecenter_img Fell Named GSC Coach of the Decade, Five Earn All-Decadelast_img

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