A Milestone in African-American Golf

Tiger Woods didn’t win the Master’s golf tournament this year but an equally momentous event occurred this spring as Sam Puryear Jr. took the reins as head coach of the Michigan State University golf team. Puryear is thought to be the first African-American golf coach at a predominantly white university.

Puryear, who played collegiate golf for Tennessee State University, was the assistant coach at Stanford University. Stanford won last year’s collegiate golf championship.