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Randy Lein departing from ASU golf program

June 23, 2011

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Men's Golf Degrees Earned Under Coach Lein

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Arizona State Vice President of Athletics Lisa Love has announced that men's golf coach Randy Lein will not be returning to the Sun Devils in 2011-12.

"In close to two decades at Arizona State Coach Randy Lein has been an incredible Sun Devil and we fully appreciate his efforts. He and his student-athletes have always represented Sun Devil athletics honorably," noted Love. "While we look forward to a future that has us competing for national championships in a sport that has had so many outstanding Sun Devils, we also want to thank Randy for his wonderful years of service and for the attitude and energy he brought towards being a team player of Sun Devil athletics. As I stated to our department, we will not forget the work ethic, professionalism, and friendly manner that he brought to his position. We wish Coach Lein well in all of his future endeavors."

Lein, who was hired in October of 1992, led the Sun Devils to 44 tournament victories in his 19 seasons, including the 1996 NCAA Championship and eight Pac-10 titles. The Pac-10 trophies began in 1993, continued with a conference-record six straight titles from 1995-2000 and then his team notched one more in 2008. Twice he coached NCAA individual champions (Todd Demsey in 1993 and Alejandro Canizares in 2003) and also mentored 2000 U.S. Amateur Champion Jeff Quinney and 2001 U.S. Public Links Champion Chez Reavie (2001). He coached two Sun Devils to four Pac-10 individual titles, as three-time All-American Paul Casey won league titles from 1998-2000 and Scott Johnson won the 1997 title.

A 2008 Golf Coaches Hall of Fame inductee, nearly 50 Sun Devils earned their degrees in his tenure, and his teams posted 11 top-10 finishes at the NCAA Championships and six top-five finishes. His 1995-96 team not only won the NCAA title but won six total tournaments that season, the top mark in Sun Devil history.

A 1975 graduate of Cal State Northridge, Lein's teams won five NCAA Regional titles and he is a seven-time winner of the Pac-10 Coach of the Year, earning it five times at Arizona State (1993, 1995, 1996, 1999 and 2000) and twice at USC (1986 and 1990). A total of 18 of his Sun Devils earned All-America honors on 40 occasions and his 18 NCAA Championship appearances in his 19 seasons is tied for second in the nation with Florida behind only Oklahoma State in that time. His teams won the ASU Thunderbird Invitational 10 times.

Darren Angel, 2 (1998 and 1996 Honorable Mention)
Benjamin Alvarado Holley, 2 (2007 Second-Team and 2006 Honorable Mention)
Knut Borsheim (2009 Honorable Mention)
Alejandro Canizares, 4 (2006 and 2003 First-Team, 2005 and 2004 Third-Team)
Paul Casey, 3 (2000 First-Team, 1999 and 1998 Second-Team)
Todd Demsey, 3 (1993 and 1994 First-Team, 1995 Third-Team)
Stephan Gross (2009 Honorable Mention)
Chris Hanell, 3 (1997 First-Team, 1995 and 1994 Honorable Mention)
Scott Johnson, 2 (1997 First-Team and 1995 Honorable Mention)
Matt Jones, 2 (2001 First-Team and 2000 Honorable Mention)
Jesper Kennegard, 2 (2008 First-Team, 2010 Third-Team and 2009 Honorable Mention)
Niklas Lemke, 3 (2007 First-Team, 2006 Third-Team and 2005 Honorable Mention)
Jeff Quinney, 3 (2001 and 1999 Second-Team, 1998 Honorable Mention)
Chez Reavie, 3 (2004 Second-Team, 2003 and 2001 Honorable Mention)
Scott Pinckney (2009 Honorable Mention)
Joey Snyder, 2 (1996 and 1995 Honorable Mention)
Cade Stone (1993 Honorable Mention)
Chris Stutts (1994 Second-Team)

Olympia Fields Invitational, Chicago, Ill. (September 18-20, 2009)

NCAA West Regional, Daly City, Calif. (May 14-16, 2009)
ASU Thunderbird Invitational, Tempe, Ariz. (April 10-11, 2009)

Pacific-10 Championship, Fairfax, Calif. (April 28-30, 2008)
ASU Thunderbird Invitational, Tempe, Ariz. (April 11-13, 2008)

National Invitational, Tucson, Ariz. (April 2-3, 2007)

ASU Thunderbird Invitational, Tempe, Ariz. (April 9-10, 2004)
National Invitational Tournament, Tucson, Ariz. (March 28-30, 2004)
UNLV Championship, Las Vegas, Nev. (March 12-14, 2004)
Tucker Intercollegiate, Albuquerque, N.M. (September 12-13, 2003)

ASU Thunderbird Invitational, Tempe, Ariz. (April 11-12, 2003)

NCAA West Regional, Corvallis, Ore. (May 17-19, 2001)
ASU Thunderbird/ Savane Invitational, Tempe. Ariz. (April 12-14, 2001)
USC Southwestern Classic, Westlake Village, Calif. (March 4-6, 2001)

Pacific-10 Championship, Tempe, Ariz. (April 24-26, 2000)
ASU Thunderbird/Savane Invitational, Tempe, Ariz. (Apr. 15-16, 2000)
Las Vegas Intercollegiate, Las Vegas, Nev. (March 10-12, 2000)
USC Southwestern Classic, Westlake Village, Calif. (February 28-March 1, 2000)

NCAA West Regional, Tucson, Ariz. (May 19-22, 1999)
Pacific-10 Championship, Seattle, Wash. (April 25-28, 1999)
ASU Thunderbird/Savane Invitational, Tempe, Ariz. (April 16-18, 1999)

NCAA West Regional, Tempe, Ariz. (May 14-16, 1998)
Pacific-10 Championship, Berkeley, Calif. (April, 26-29, 1998)
USC Southwestern Invitational, Los Angeles, Calif. (March 22-24, 1998)

Pacific-10 Championship, Eugene, Ore. (May 5-7, 1997)
ASU Thunderbird/Savane Invitational, Tempe, Ariz. (April 19-20, 1997)

NCAA Championship, Chattanooga, Tenn. (May. 29-June 1, 1996)
Pacific-10 Championship, Los Angeles, Calif. (April 29-May 1, 1996)
ASU Thunderbird Invitational, Tempe, Ariz. (April 12-13, 1996)
Southwestern Invitational, Los Angeles, Calif. (March 25-26, 1996)
Jerry Pate Invitational, Birmingham, Ala. (October 21-24, 1995)
Ping Preview, Cornelius, Ore. (September 15-17, 1995)

NCAA West Region, Albuquerque, N.M. (May 17-19, 1995)
Pacific-10 Championship, Richland, Wash. (May 1-3, 1995)
Mauna Kea Invitational, Kohala Coast, Hawaii (February 14-16, 1995)

The Perry Maxwell, Ardmore, Okla. (May 14-15, 1994)
U.S. Intercollegiate, Stanford, Calif. (April 23-24, 1994)
ASU Thunderbird Invitational, Tempe, Ariz. (April 15-16, 1994)
Oregon Invitational, Eugene, Ore. (March 7-8, 1994)
Taylor Made/Big Island Intercollegiate, Waikolo, Hawaii (February 19-21, 1994)

Pacific-10 Championship, Santa Barbara, Calif. (April 26-28, 1993)
Southwestern Intercollegiate, Westlake Village, Calif. (April 5-6, 1993)
Pacific Coast Intercollegiate, Santa Barbara, Calif. (March 24-25, 1993)
Ping Preview, Lexington, Ky. (October 2-3, 1992)