NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Belmont Athletics announced on Thursday the hiring of Daniel Booker as an Assistant Coach for the Men's Golf program. He replaces Scott Barnhart, who left Belmont earlier this month to take a job in athletic administration at Murray State.
"We are very excited to have Daniel Booker on board as our new assistant golf coach," said Scott Flynn, Belmont's head coach. "Daniel enjoyed a great career at Belmont as a player and I'm sure he'll be successful in passing along that experience to our current players. He brings a rock solid understanding of our program's core values both on and off the golf course and will be a great asset to our team."
Booker is no stranger to the Belmont program. A 2019 graduate of Belmont, Daniel was a four-year letterwinner from 2015-2019. During his playing career, he posted 13 top-20 finishes in 44 events, ranked in the top-three on the team in scoring three times, and finished his career with the sixth lowest scoring average in the Division I era.
During his senior season in 2018-19, Booker earned All-OVC honors, posted three top-10 and seven top-20 finishes, and finished among the top-10 in the OVC in scoring average.
Off the course, Daniel was the men's golf team's representative of Belmont's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and was named the recipient of the department's Director of Athletics Character Award as a senior.
The men's golf team kicks off their 2019 fall season on September 9-10 at the Marshall Invitational in Huntington, West Virginia.