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John Fields named national men’s golf coach of the year

Texas men's golf coach John Fields was named national coach of the year for the second time in the last five years (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

Texas men's golf coach John Fields was named national coach of the year for the second time in the last five years (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Lansdale

DALLAS, Texas — Texas men’s golf head coach John Fields is viewed, at least for this season, as the best in the business. Fields was named Monday by the Golf Coaches Association of America as the recipient of the Dave Williams Coach of the Year Award, which is given annually to the top Div. I men’s golf head coach.

The award is the second in the last five years for Fields, who also earned the accolade in 2012.

Fields led the Longhorns to seven tournament victories this season and two second-place finishes, most recently at the NCAA Championship in which they fell in the final round to the University of Oregon. UT won its fourth consecutive Big 12 title and reached the NCAA Championship for the 10th year in a row.

Fields also won the Big 12 Coach of the Year for the fourth consecutive year.