Lynn BlevinsHead Coach
Alma Mater: University of Oklahoma '77
Office Phone: 918-230-7412
Former Southeastern Conference and Big 10 Conference Coach of the Year Lynn Blevins enters his fourth season as the head men’s and women’s golf coach at Rogers State University.
Blevins brings 15 years of head coaching experience at the NCAA Division I level to the Hillcats. He guided the men’s golf programs at the University of Oklahoma, the University of Florida and the University of Iowa over a 15-year period before transitioning to the private golf business sector in 1994. He led the Gators to an SEC Championship in 1985 and spurred the Hawkeyes to a Big 10 crown in 1992. Now, after a 15-year hiatus, Blevins returns to his coaching roots to develop a brand new program.
“I’m really excited to get back into coaching,” Blevins said upon his announcement. “It’s a rare opportunity to start a new program and put a footprint or a signature on that program. I’m really looking forward to the challenge.”
Blevins served as the Director of Golf Operations at Scissortail Golf Club in Verdigris, Okla. from 2008-2010. As President and CEO of the Buffalo Golf Group, Inc., Blevins has overseen the construction, start up and management operation of five golf courses over the past 15 years.
Blevins began his coaching career at his alma mater where he led the University of Oklahoma men’s golf program from 1979-81. He spent the next seven years at the University of Florida, directing the Gators to a third place finish at the 1985 NCAA Championship after claiming the SEC title earlier that season. Blevins moved to the University of Iowa in 1990 and won a Big 10 Championship in 1992.
“I’m taking this job to win championships,” Blevins said. “I’m looking for players that are good students, who want to be here and who are committed to getting better because the expectations are going to be really high.”
In just three years, Blevins has developed the Hillcats into a nationally recognized program as his men’s team earned NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll recognition ranking No. 18 in the preseason and receiving votes in the final poll of 2012. He also had his first golfer earn All-Sooner Athletic Conference team honors in 2012 as Bradley Phelps finished in the top five of the SAC Championship. That same year the RSU women finished the season receiving votes while also capturing the program’s first team title.