Donaldson to be Inducted into Concord Athletics Hall of Fame

Donaldson to be Inducted into Concord Athletics Hall of Fame

AMERICUS, Ga. -- Georgia Southwestern State University head men's golf coach Darcy Donaldson received the news Monday that he will be inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame at his alma mater, Concord University, where he was a member of the golf team from 2003-07.

Donaldson was a three-time All-West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference First Team selection at Concord, a NCAA Division II member located in Athens, W. Va. He was named the WVIAC Freshmen of the Year in 2004, the WVIAC Player of the Year in 2006 and earned PING Honorable Mention All-America recognition in 2006. Additionally, Donaldson helped the Mountain Lions to a 2006 NCAA Division II East Region Championship - the first regional championship for Concord in any sport - and a berth in the NCAA Division II National Championship Tournament. Over his collegiate career, Donaldson picked up nine tournament wins, including five his junior year. 

Donaldson continued to serve his alma mater for four seasons following graduation as the assistant men's and women's golf coach. He helped the Concord men's golf program to four straight NCAA Division II National Championship Tournament appearances and a NCAA Division II East/Atlantic Region Championship. He coached four WVIAC Conference Individual Champions, 10 First Team All-Conference selections, four Academic All-American's and one All-American. He also helped coach the women's program to seven First Team All-Conference selections and two individual selections to the NCAA Division II Regional Championship.

Donaldson was named the head men's golf coach at Georgia Southwestern in Sept. 2012. Over his six seasons at GSW, Donaldson has coached the Hurricanes to five team wins, five second place team finishes, five NCAA Division II South/Southeast Regional Championship appearances and has had one individual qualify for the NCAA Division II National Championship.

Under Donaldson's leadership the GSW golf team has had five All-Americans, five players selected to the All-South/Southeast Region Team, five players named All-Peach Belt Conference First Team, four players selected PBC Second Team All-Conference, eight players named PBC Player of the Week, five players earning All-American Scholar recognition and three All-Academic American Team Awards.

The Concord Athletics Hall of Fame Induction ceremony will take place the morning of Oct. 6 at University Point on CU's campus.