Rick McCall enters his 19th year as the Wolverines golf coach. He has brought the Wolverines from the bottom to as high as a NCAA Division III national runner-up in 2003.
The Golf Week NCAA Division III Coach of the Year in 2003,
McCall has received the honors of District 2 coach of the year
in 2000 and 2002 as well as Mid-Atlantic Coach of the Year in
This past season in 2012, McCall helped the Wolverines win their third CAC title in the five years Wesley has been in the league. Robert Ehrhardt won the CAC individual title and Cody Pestun took third overall to earn Rookie of the Year honors.
McCall coached the Wolverines to 10 consecutive conference titles from 1999-2008, winning seven conference coach of the year awards. His squad won the inaugural Capital Athletic Conference Championship in 2008 and won nine straight Pennsylvania Athletic Conference Championships dating back to 1999.
By the Numbers
|1||Individual National Champion (Chris Noll)|
|1||Arnold Palmer Award Winner (Chris Noll)|
|1||Division III Coach of the Year Award|
|1||NCAA Runner Up Team Finish|
|3||GCAA PING Mid-Atlantic Coach of the Year Awards|
|3||Top 10 NCAA Finishes|
|9||Conference Coach of the Year Awards|
|9||GCAA PING All-Americans|
|10||Individual Conference Champions|
|10||Straight Conference Championships (1999-08)|
|12||GCAA PING All-Mid-Atlantic Region Selections|
The 2008 squad was Wesley's sixth team to advance to the NCAA Championships since 2000 finishing seventh as a team. Senior Will Scarborough finished third to earn All-America honors.
His 2003 team was the NCAA Division III runner up and in 2002 Chris Noll won the NCAA Division III Championships.
McCall has created and maintained the strongest junior golf program on the East Coast and has won numerous junior golf awards both regionally and nationally. McCall has also been recognized for countless awards for promoting golf. Among these awards includes the Delaware State Golf Association Annual Golf Award (1989), Pat Knight Award for his lifetime contribution to junior golf (1993), and two Philadelphia PGA Junior Golf Awards (1995,1996). McCall also holds various posts in clubs and organizations in the Dover community.
In 2007, McCall was inducted into the Delaware Sports Hall of Fame. McCall also coached the Maple Dale Junior Golf Team, which won the Delmarva Peninsula Championship 23 times in a 25 year span.
McCall’s protégés include Heather Bowie, winner of more than $2 million on the LPGA tour and a four-time college All-American; Canadian Tour pro Chris Wisler, a three-time All American at East Tennessee State University, and; Joey Maxon, touring pro and three-time All-American at Clemson University.
Coach McCall is a graduate of Hellertown High School in Hellertown, Pennsylvania and a graduate of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in History. He was named the most valuable senior on the UNC men's golf team.
Coach McCall resides with his wife Pat in Dover.
|Total||12 Conference Championshps||6 NCAA Appearances
3 Top 10 Finishes