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Arizona extends men’s golf coach Jim Anderson through 2024

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Arizona men’s golf coach Jim Anderson has agreed to a contract extension that will run through the 2024 season.

Anderson was awarded Pac-12 Coach of the Year this spring after guiding the Wildcats to their first conference championship since 2004.

In Anderson’s ninth year as head coach, the program won three tournament championships and qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the third consecutive season. Arizona didn’t advance out of NCAA Regionals.

“Jim has established Arizona Men’s Golf as a program of champions on the course, in the classroom and in our community,” said Vice President and Director of Athletics Dave Heeke. “After earning Pac-12 Coach of the Year and guiding the team to its first Pac-12 title since 2004, Jim’s guidance of the program has added more chapters to its storied legacy. The student-athletes he recruits, develops and coaches live out the Wildcat Way by becoming athletic, academic and life champions. I look forward to watching Arizona Men’s Golf continue to achieve its standard of championship excellence under Jim’s leadership.”

Four Wildcats were named All-Pac-12 selections this spring, including Pac-12 Golfer of the Year Brad Reeves. Anderson has coached golfers to All-Pac-12 Teams in eight of his nine seasons at Arizona.

“Coaching at The University of Arizona is an incredible honor,” Anderson said. “I love Tucson and being a part of our university, program and golf community brings me great humility and pride. I look forward to continuing to serve this tremendous university and community. I appreciate the opportunity Dave Heeke and our leadership team at Arizona Athletics have extended to Nita and my family to continue to be proud members of the Wildcat Family. Mike Ketcham has also been a key member of this team and our program who has helped us navigate to a position of sustained success. I will continue to make the same commitment to serve and work tirelessly because I know what Arizona Golf means to many people, and I believe in what this program can accomplish.”