Phil Trujillo, head coach of men’s golf at UCCS, recently was named the Eaton Golf Pride South Central Region Coach of the Year in conjunction with the Golf Coaches Association of America. It is his sixth regional coach of the year award in his 13 seasons.
Trujillo led the Mountain Lions to their fifth national tournament appearance. The No. 10 finish at nationals matched the best in program history. UCCS was the only team from the South Central Region to advance to the national championships.
Trujillo also has coached five Mountain Lions to six All-America awards, including Third Team selection Kevin Witte this season. Witte finished No. 14 at the national championships, was the runner-up at the regional championships, and won the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) championship. The Mountain Lions also finished the 2012-13 season with three all-region student-athletes, two RMAC All-Tournament players, four RMAC Golfers of the Week and two RMAC First Team student-athletes.