Sol Southall named Sweet Briar golf coach

Sol Southall named Sweet Briar golf coach

SWEET BRIAR, Va. — Sweet Briar College has hired Sol Southall, most recently an assistant football and women’s golf coach at Earlham College, as its head golf coach. 

Prior to a two-year stint at Earlham, Southall was the assistant football and head women’s soccer coach at Sul Ross State University and an assistant football coach at Hardin-Simmons University. 

At Earlham, Southall spent time with the women’s golf program in the spring of 2018 as the Quakers competed at the Heritage Hill Collegiate and the Franklin Spring Invite. At both the Heritage Hill Collegiate and the Franklin Spring Invite, the Quakers placed three golfers inside the individual top-30 and were led by Hannah Toresdahl’s pair of top-25 finishes.

In addition to his time with the golf program, Southall was the offensive coordinator for the Quakers’ football team. Southall was a dedicated recruiter at Earlham, recruiting more than 75 percent of the program’s incoming class for the 2018 season. On the field, Southall helped coach Quakers players to school record-setting performances, including quarterback Wes Hundley breaking the single-season rushing record. Off the field, Southall also served as the football program’s academic coordinator and saw the Quakers’ team GPA rise nearly .20 points under his mentorship.

In his home state of Texas, Southall served as the offensive coordinator for the Sul Ross State football program and head women’s soccer coach. Southall aided in the creation of the women’s soccer program at Sul Ross State and built a roster of 30 players on the field for the Lobos. Southall’s recruiting efforts on the gridiron helped the Lobos’ football program build to a freshman class of 75 student-athletes. 

Southall served in 2010-11 as wide receivers coach and graduate assistant for the football program at Hardin-Simmons. 

A 2008 graduate of Angelo State University, Southall earned his Bachelor of Science in business while also playing quarterback for the Rams. Southall’s daughter Trinity is wrapping up her senior year of high school in 2019.

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