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For Immediate Release: February 5, 2008
Contact: John Hartrick(hartrick@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6800

BU golf coach Lasky to step down after 2008 spring season

VESTAL, N.Y. -- Binghamton University golf coach Nick Lasky will step aside after the spring 2008 season, the school announced Tuesday. A search for his successor will begin in the next few weeks.

Lasky, who has been with the golf program for 12 years, including the last five as head coach, is departing to pursue other career interests.

The Bearcats advanced to the NCAA East Regional in two of the last four years under Lasky, without the benefit of an automatic conference berth. During his five-year tenure, Binghamton has captured 13 tournament titles, including an America East crown, an ECAC title, a New England Championship and a pair of wins at the prestigious Yale MacDonald Cup. He was named Easton Golf Pride New England Region Coach of the Year in 2006 and was the America East Coach of the Year in 2005.

Lasky's Division I student-athletes earned 12 all-region honors and three national academic honors, in addition to scores of individual tournament accolades. Before that, he was instrumental in Binghamton's transition from the NCAA Division III ranks, where as an assistant, he helped the program advance to the national tournament six times and crown three All-Americans and 21 all-region players.

"We appreciate everything Nick has done to keep our golf program at such a high level," director of athletics Joel Thirer said. "The success of our program is well documented and Nick has done a great job recruiting and mentoring quality student-athletes. We wish him well in his new endeavors."

The Bearcats begin their spring season at the Larry Nelson Invitational in Braselton, Ga. on March 31.

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