Derek Busby

Last College:
Louisiana Tech

Position:
Assistant Golf Coach

Derek Busby

Former Louisiana Tech letterwinner Derek Busby joins the Bulldogs coaching staff as head coach Jean Hall hired him as an assistant coach.

Busby will be in charge of individual skill work, conditioning and weight training, as well as assisting in tournament coaching.

"I'm extremely excited about Derek joining our staff," Hall said. "He is such a personable, hard-working young man. He will add youth and vitality to our program and will be able to relate to your young golfers."

Busby signed with Louisiana Tech after graduating from Tallulah Academy in 2002 where he won the Mississippi Private School Association Class A state individual title as a senior.

During his collegiate career, Busby lettered for the Bulldogs for four years earning Academic All-Western Athletic Conference accolades twice. Despite battling injuries throughout his career, Busby finished with a 75.38 career scoring average in over 125 college rounds.

His junior year proved to be his top season as he recorded seven Top 10 finishes during the 2004-05 year, including five of his last seven tournaments.

During his career Busby registered 17 Top 20 finishes in 46 collegiate tournaments, including nine Top 10 finishes. He won the 2005 Homewood Suites Intercollegiate with a three-round total of 210, including an opening round of 66.

The 23-year-old came close to winning the 2005 Western Athletic Conference championship title which was held at Louisiana Tech's home course of Squire Creek Country Club, finishing in fourth place with a three-round total of 221.

Busby graduated with honors from Louisiana Tech in business administration in May of 2007.