Tim Mickelson, who had led the University of San Diego to the school's first three NCAA appearances in program history, was named Sun Devil head men's golf on July 10, 2011, and four years later has earned Pac-12 Coach of the Year honors in 2014-15, had 10 medalists and has brought home seven team tournament trophies.
LINK: MICKELSON EARNS 2014-15 PAC-12 COACH OF THE YEAR
A four-time West Coast Conference Coach of the Year honoree, Mickelson became the 13th coach in the history of the program which won national titles in 1990 (under Steve Loy) and 1996 (under Randy Lein).
The 2014-15 season earned him Pac-12 Coach of the Year honors in his fourth season, as he led the team to five tournament victories, all of them happening in the spring, as it won tournaments in Arizona, California, Hawaii and Oregon.
The Sun Devils also had seven medalist honors on the year, as Jon Rahm has won four tournaments, Max Rottluff two and Broc Johnson one. The five team wins is the most since the 1995-96 team won six tournaments en route to ASU's second NCAA title.
Both Rahm and Rottluff were selected for Team Europe in the Palmer Cup in summer of 2015, while Rahm won the Ben Hogan award in May.
"It's an honor to be the men's golf coach at Arizona State. Our goal is to produce teams and individuals who are competing at the highest level. I love working with the Phoenix golf community in promoting the program and working with a national championship coach in Melissa McNamara Luellen [women's golf NCAA champions in 2009]. It's an honor and a privilege to be a part of Arizona State and the Pac-12 Conference."
Mickelson, the younger brother of Sun Devil and PGA Tour professional Phil Mickelson, arrived at ASU following a remarkable eight-year run at USD where he steadily built the program into a national contender, which finished in the Top 20 each of his final three years (2009-11), including an eighth-place finish in 2010. In addition to advancing to NCAAs the final three seasons, Mickelson guided the program to the NCAA Regionals five of his final six seasons, including the last four. He also spear-headed the most successful season in USD history in 2009-10, leading the Toreros to a school-record five tournament victories and 10 top-five team finishe
In 2011 Mickelson was named WCC Coach of the Year for the fourth time in his career (2011, 2010, 2008, 2005), as he led the Toreros to nine top-five finishes, including a pair of tournament victories, and a 16th-place finish at the NCAA Championships. Under Mickelson's guidance, USD junior Alex Ching was named the WCC's Golfer of the Year.
After inheriting a Torero team that had placed in the lower half of the WCC in 2003, Mickelson immediately led San Diego to a top-tier conference finish in his first year directing the fortunes of the USD program. Mickelson's second campaign was highlighted by San Diego winning team championship honors at the 17-school, 2005 Men's Fidelity National Title held at Cypress Ridge Golf Course on California's Central Coast.
Prior to taking the head coaching position at USD, Mickelson spent two seasons as assistant to Dale Walker at San Diego State, helping lead the Aztecs to back-to-back appearances in the NCAA Regionals, as well as an appearance in the 2003 NCAA National Championship.
Mickelson, who was a member of ASU's 1996 NCAA Championship team, played three seasons at Arizona State (1995-1998) before concluding his collegiate career at Oregon State. He earned Academic All-Pac-10 honors in 1997 and 1998. At OSU Mickelson finished second individually at the 2000 Pac-10 Championships, leading the Beavers to a second-place conference finish. The current holder of numerous OSU golf records, including low 18, 36, 54, and 72-hole scoring records, he graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Studies.
SUN DEVIL MEDALISTS UNDER TIM MICKELSON (10)
Jon Rahm (Jr.), 2015 NCAA San Diego Regional (May 14-16)
Jon Rahm (Jr.), 2015 ASU Thunderbird Invitational (Apr. 3-4)
Jon Rahm (Jr.), 2015 Duck Invitational (Mar. 23-24)
Broc Johnson (Sr.), 2015 Loyola Golf Invite (Feb. 22-24)
Max Rottluff (Jr.), 2015 Arizona Intercollegiate (Jan. 26-27)
Jon Rahm (Jr.), 2014 Bill Cullum Invitational (Oct. 20-21)
Max Rottluff (Jr.), 2104 Alister MacKenzie Invitational (Oct. 13-14)
Jon Rahm (So.), 2014 ASU Thunderbird Invitational (Mar. 21-23)
Jon Rahm (Fr.), 2013 San Diego Classic (Mar. 11-12)
Jon Rahm (Fr.), 2012 Bill Cullum Invitational (Oct. 21-22)
Spencer Fletcher (Sr./co-medalist), 2011 Bill Cullum Invitational (Sept. 17-18)
SUN DEVIL TEAM TITLES UNDER TIM MICKELSON (7)
ASU Thunderbird Invitational (Apr. 3-4, 2015)
Duck Invitational (Mar. 23-24, 2015)
2015 Prestige at PGA WEST (Feb. 16-18, 2015)
Amer Ari Invitational (Feb. 5-7, 2015)
Arizona Intercollegiate (Jan. 26-27, 2015)
ASU Thunderbird Invitational (Mar. 21-23, 2014)
Bill Cullum Invitational (shared title) (September 17-18, 2011)
SUN DEVIL MEN'S GOLF HEAD COACHES
Aaron McCreary, 1931
Joe Selleh, 1932
Earl Pomeroy, 1940
Bill Quinn, 1948-1949
Al Onofrio, 1952-1956
John Zuchowski, 1958
Francis E. Markham, 1959-1960
Bill Mann, 1961-1974
George Boutell, 1975-1986
Steve Loy, 1987-1992
Todd Rolfes, 1992 (interim)
Randy Lein, 1992-2011
Tim Mickelson, 2011-present
THE TIM MICKELSON FILE/EDUCATION/PLAYING CAREER
Cum Laude with B.S. from Oregon State in 1999
Played three seasons at Arizona State (1995-1998)
1999 Pac-10 runner-up while at Oregon State
2011-Present: Head Coach, Arizona State University (hired July 10, 2011)
2003-10: Head Coach, University of San Diego
2001-03: Assistant Coach, San Diego State (head coach Dale Walker)
2015 Pac-12 Coach of the Year
Four-time West Coast Conference Coach of the Year (2011, 2010, 2008, 2005)
COACH MICKELSON'S YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS AT ARIZONA STATE
2013-14: Team wins five tournaments, the most since ASU won six in 1996, and also produces seven medalists. Jon Rahm wins the Ben Hogan Award.
2013-14: Team wins 2014 ASU Thunderbird Invitational in record-setting fashion on March 21-23 as Jon Rahm wins individual title.
2012-13: Earns NCAA Quarterfinal appearance as Jon Rahm shoots NCAA Championship opening-round 61. Rahm also wins 2013 San Diego Classic (March 11-12) and 2012 Bill Cullum Invitational in September.
2011-12: Team ties for team title at 2011 Bill Cullum Invitational (September 17-18), its first tournament title since fall of 2009, and Spencer Fletcher eans Cullum Invitational co-medalist honors.
COACH MICKELSON'S YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS AT UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO
2010-11: Finish tied for 16th at NCAA Championship, third at regionals and third in the WCC. Named WCC Coach of the Year for fourth time.
2009-10: Tied for eighth at NCAA Championship, third in the regionals and second in the WCC. Named WCC Coach of the Year for third time.
2008-09: Finished 13th at NCAA Championhips, fourth at regionals and tied for third in the WCC.
2007-08: Won the WCC title and earned WCC Coach of the Year.
2006-07: Finished second in the West Coast Conference.
2005-06: Finished 25th at Regionals.
2004-05: Finished sixth in WCC and earned WCC Coach of the Year for the first of four times.
2003-04: Finished fourth in the WCC.
FEATURES AND LINKS...
Feature on Coach Mickelson from Arizona Golf Insider (Spring of 2012)
--Throughout the years: Tim and Phil (Photo Gallery done by asu.edu/photos provided by Mary Mickelson)
--Coach Mickelson to build on brothers legacy (NCAA.com/April 4, 2012)
--VIDEO FEATURE: Tim and Phil talk about growing up together (by Isaac Easley, Sun Devils 101/February of 2012)
--Coach Mickelson out to establish a golf dynasty (by Elijah Grasser, State Press/July 24, 2011)
--Coach Tim Mickelson aims to bring ASU men's golf back to Phil-like glory (by Jeff Metcalfe, Arizona Republic/July 19, 2011)