Tim Mickelson, younger brother of that other golfer, Phil, was named by Associate Athletic Director Don Bocchi as the head coach of the Arizona State University men's golf program. Mickelson (Tim) was more recently the coach of the University of San Diego team and led that program to the school's first three NCAA appearances.
Vice President for Athletics Lisa Love said this about the hire in a statement, "Tim Mickelson possesses the qualities of what we're looking for and not just because of his famous last name. He is a talented leader, a knowledgeable coach and a dynamic recruiter. He has the ability to rally our Sun Devil community around the sport of men's golf. He knows our program from being a student-athlete here and he understands the Sun Devil Way. When our other head coaches and staff met him they also were struck by his personality and demeanor."
"It's an honor to be the next men's golf coach at Arizona State," says Mickelson. "Our goal will be to produce teams and individuals who are competing at the highest level. It's an honor and a privilege to once again be a part of Arizona State and the Pac-12 Conference. Fork ‘em Devils!"
Mickelson was a member of ASU's 1996 NCAA Championship team. He played three seasons at Arizona State (1995-98) before concluding his collegiate career at Oregon State. Mickelson also earned Academic All-Pac-10 honors in 1997 and 1998. At OSU Mickelson finished second individually at the 2000 Pac-10 Championships, leading the Beavers to a second-place conference finish. The current holder of numerous OSU golf records, including low 18, 36, 54, and 72-hole scoring records, he graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Studies.