Former Hardin-Simmons’ men’s golfer Bart Craig is in his seventh season as the golf coach at Hardin-Simmons.
He has coached six players to nine all-conference performances. On the men's side Sean Aleman and Tyler Mileger have earned all-ASC honors. For the women, Kelsie Guinn has been all-conference three times, Dylan Dawson (twice) and Carly Pachuta and Sydney Hallmark once each.
Pachuta placed third a year ago and Guinn ninth to help the Cowgirls place third overall. Baylee Oehlert won the Alamo City Classic last season and Guinn won the Linda Lowery Invitational.
His teams have also done well in the classroom with numerous academic all-ASC selections. Kara Doege was the ASC Scholar-Athlete medal winner and a distinguished scholar-athlete in 2016. Doege, Dawson and Guinn were all named NGCA academic scholars. Guinn was named a CoSIDA academic all-district selection.
Craig came back to HSU after serving most recently as a PGA Golf Professional at El Dorado Golf and Country Club in El Dorado, Ark. He has plenty of golf administration experience and also had coached the El Dorado high school teams.
His girls’ team won two state titles in his six seasons at the helm of the program. He has worked in the golf industry since graduation from Hardin-Simmons.
Craig is a native of Weatherford and played at Hardin-Simmons from 1987 to 1991. He was an NAIA All-District VIII selection as a senior in 1991.
He played at HSU during the end of the Division I era and into the early days of NAIA for head coach Jeff Goodin. In his junior year, he was part of the team that placed second in the Division I Trans America Athletic Conference Tournament.
His senior year he helped the Cowboys to a fourth-place finish at the NAIA National Tournament. He won medalist honors at the District VIII meet that sent the Cowboys to the NAIA Nationals.
Craig graduated from HSU in 1991 with a degree in behavioral science. His wife, Jan is a Hardin-Simmons graduate and a former member of the women’s golf team and they have two children, Jaxon and Reagan.