Men’s Golf head coach John Fields awarded Golfweek Coach of the Year

Harry Jung IV

After one of the most memorable years the University of Texas’s golf program has ever had, accolades are still coming in to the top achievers.

On Thursday, Golfweek announced head coach John Fields as Coach of the Year. Along with winning the national championship, this marked another first in Field’s distinguished 15-year career at the Forty Acres.

“It’s extra special, because you take a lot of shots from your contemporaries,” Fields said. “To have something like this happen, it kind of vindicates you. It’s an opportunity to say, ‘Well, all that hard work paid off.’”

In addition to Fields’ honor, freshman Jordan Spieth and senior Dylan Frittelli were named to the Golfweek first-team All-American squad while junior Julio Vegas was named to second team. The three players were key ingredients to the Longhorns’ third national championship in 2012.