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Randy Lein to be Inducted into GCAA Hall of Fame

November 04, 2008

The Golf Coaches Association of America has named Randy Lein of Arizona State as the inductee of its 2008 Hall of Fame class. Lein will be officially honored at the GCAA Hall of Fame Reception and Awards Banquet Monday, Jan. 26 at the Doubletree at Universal Orlando in Orlando, Fla.

In his 17 seasons as the head coach at Arizona State, Lein has guided the Sun Devils to 41 tournament victories - including a school record six in 1995-96 - eight Pac-10 titles, four NCAA West Regional wins and eight top-10 finishes at the NCAA Championships. He led ASU to the NCAA title in 1996 with a three-stroke victory at the Honors Course in Chattanooga, Tenn.

In addition, Lein has tutored NCAA medalists Todd Demsey and Alejandro CaƱizares and 14 PING All-Americans who claimed the honor on 34 occasions. More than 45 players have earned their undergraduate degrees under Lein. He has won Pac-10 Coach-of-the-Year honors five times at Arizona State and twice while at Southern California.

"I'm very honored to join such an elite group," said Lein. "To have your peers acknowledge what you have accomplished over the course of your career is most gratifying. To be recognized alongside the great coaches and contributors to college golf is very humbling."