By Jamie Plunkett
Frogs Today staff writer
Longtime men’s golf head coach Bill Montigel is being inducted into the Golf Coaches Association of America Hall of Fame on Monday night in Las Vegas, Nv.
Montigel is in his 36th and final year at the helm of TCU’s men’s golf program, having navigated the Frogs to 31 consecutive NCAA Regional appearances from 1990-2021.
“I’m honored to be going into the hall of fame with such a great group,” Montigel said. “This is really a reward for every person I’ve ever coached and every person I’ve ever coached with. I’ve had the privilege to be around some really great golfers and high-character guys. We’ve had lot of really great players come through our program and they’ve always been supported by the leadership at TCU and the Fort Worth golf community. I also want to thank my family who supports me every day.”
Montigel led TCU to eight conference titles and seven individual conference championships, and was named conference coach of the year seven times. He guided 16 student athletes to 26 All-America selections, and has regularly sent golfers to the professional ranks.
Former Frogs Tom Hoge, J.J. Henry, and Paul Barjon all currently hold their PGA Tour card, while a slew of others have experienced professional success as well.
“I never looked at what I did as a job,” Montigel said. “I looked at it as kind of a ‘labor of love’ that I really looked forward to doing”
Watch coach Montigel’s interview with GCAA Director of Communications Adam Mackey in preparation for his induction tonight.