OGDEN, Utah — Sacramento State’s Adam Pohll has been voted the 2007 Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year, the league announced on Friday.
Pohll recently guided the Hornets to their first Big Sky Conference Championship at the Palm Valley Golf Course in Goodyear, Ariz.
The Hornets set a championship record with a 54-hole total of 884, and won the tournament by 25 shots over Northern Arizona. Sacramento State carded a 294 in the first round, a school-record 290 in the second round, and a final-round 300.
All five Hornet golfers finished in the top eight. Senior Margaux Sheehan captured medalist honors by tying the championship record with a 54-hole total of even-par 216. Sheehan shot a 71 in the first round, a 3-under-par 69 in the second round, and a 76 in the third round. All 15 rounds played by the Hornets at the championship were lower than 80.
Pohll is in his third season as director of golf at Sacramento State. He is also the head coach of the men’s team. As a player at Sacramento State, Pohll helped lead the Hornets to its first Big Sky championship in any sport in 1997. He was the co-medalist at the Big Sky Championship as a senior.
Sacramento State’s 2006-07 season, included a victory at the Montana State Desert Classic, a second-place finish at the Nevada tournament, a fourth-place showing at the Cal Poly tournament, and a tie for fourth at the Northern Arizona Mountain Shootout.
Heading into the championship, Sacramento State was ranked 108th in the nation by Golf Week, tops among Big Sky teams.
The Hornets will represent the Big Sky Conference in the NCAA Regionals in May.