Andy Garcia
Andy Garcia
Title: Head Men's and Women's Golf Coach
Phone: 614-236-6313
Email: agarcia@capital.edu

Andy Garcia, a former member of the Capital University men's golf team, begins his fourth season as head coach. In July 2015, he was named the head women’s golf coach and enters his third season leading the women. He is now entering his sixth season overall with Capital after returning first as an assistant coach.

Since taking the helm, both the men’s and women’s programs have been upward trending with rewritten record books and movement toward the top of the conference standings. Since assuming the head coaching role, three male athletes have posted top-10 single round scores and the top two 36-hole scores in recorded program history. Twice, Capital men’s golf teams tied the 18-hole team low score of 293 and five of the top eight spots in that category belong to Garcia-led teams. In 2015, Garcia helped Cap break the 36-hole team scoring record (600) at Zoar Village Golf Club, and then the following year the team took over the second spot with a 602 at the same course.

Since taking over the men’s team in 2014, eight golfers have earned All-OAC honors including four following the 2015 OAC Championship. Five times on the women’s side, a Capital golfer has earned all-conference honors, including three-time All-OAC honoree Katie Lease.

Records also fell for the women’s golf team after a successful 2017 campaign. They broke the single-round low score twice in the same weekend at the Purple and White Invitational at Cumberland Trail. They first broke the record with a 341 in round one, but came back and bested that mark by one stroke the following day. The previous best was a 349. Their two-day total out of that tournament (681) snapped the program’s previous best 36-hole score by 28 shots, set in 2012.

In August 2014, Garcia was elevated to become the head coach of the men’s golf program after four years as the team’s assistant coach. In his first year at the helm, Garcia led the Crusaders the second-place finish in the OAC Championship Tournament after heading into the final day just a few strokes out of first. After the tournament, Garcia saw four of his student-athletes named all-conference for their top-10 individual placements.

The Crusaders placed second in the Ohio Athletic Conference regular season standings in 2013-14 and third at the OAC Championship. Capital finished just 10 strokes shy of the tournament title and an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Championship. Clay Rice, Daniel Shafer and Jeff Czerniakowski placed in the top-10 at the OAC Championship to earn all-conference accolades, while Mark Williams garnered Academic All-OAC for his performance off the course.

In 2012-13, Capital placed third in the OAC during the regular season and fifth at the conference championship tournament. Daniel Shafer earned All-OAC accolades as a freshman by virtue of his share of a ninth-place finish at the OAC Championship, while Williams garnered his second straight Academic All-OAC honor.

 

Men’s Golf

Year

Regular Season Finish

OAC Championship Finish

2014-15

5th/8 (1,268)

2nd/8 (1,202)

2015-16

3rd/8 (771)

6th/8 (1,204)

2016-17

5th/8 (992)

6th/8 (929)

 
 

Women’s Golf

Year

OAC Championship Finish

2015-16

4th/8 (1,079)

2016-17

5th/6 (1,089)