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New Kansas State golf coach Grant Robbins says winning championships is his goal

05/22/2014 3:04 PM

08/08/2014 10:24 AM

Grant Robbins said all the standard things when he was formally introduced as the new Kansas State men’s golf coach on Thursday.

He came to K-State from Memphis, his alma mater, in search of a new challenge. His family is excited to move to Manhattan, especially his wife. She is a K-State grad and a Wichita native. He also wants to win championships with the Wildcats.

That’s something most every coach says at his introductory news conference. Everyone aims high. But Robbins is genuinely thinking big. He would never have left Memphis, a school where he spent 11 seasons and reached the NCAA Regionals five times, if he didn’t.

“I was very happy with my previous job,” Robbins said. “I had been there for so long … But this was the perfect fit. I was really happy where I was at, but after sitting down with John (Currie) and seeing what else was going on here it was a very easy decision.” (more…)

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