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Bear Bryant
Bear Bryant
Head Coach

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San Marcos Academy Golf

Recap of 2016 season:
Team Photo
The SMA Bears competed in T-CAL for the 2015 and 2016 golf seasons, but still played in some of their regular tournaments against public and TAPPS schools. At the T-CAL state tournaments they placed 3rd in 2015 improved to 2nd in 2016.

This year the Bears move back to TAPPS, and will encounter a much higher level of competition.

Trace Martin
For the two years they were in T-CAL, Coach Bryant was selected to host the state golf tournaments. Both of these tournaments were held at Plum Creek Golf Course in Kyle.

In 2016 the Bears competed in 3 tournaments in addition to the state championship. At the State tounament the Bears were led by Freshman Trace Martin, who shot 81-76 to outpace the 2nd place golfer by 15 strokes. In addition to Martin, Drew Woodman, Will Platt and Zach Cox also received All-State honors.

Faith White
Drew Woodman
With only one starter returning this year, Coach Bryant expects a rebuilding year but is excited for this season as he has some great potential moving up from middle school to fill the gap.

Bear Bryant has been supporting Technology at SMBA for over 20 years and has just completed his 15th year as Golf Coach. During that time he has qualified players for the state championship 7 times, securing a 4th place finish in TAPPS in 2005 and a 2nd place finish in T-CAL last year. He has also produced 6 all-state golfers. Bryant began playing golf competitively in high school.

Bear and his wife Kathy have two adult children and four grandchildren, who all live in the San Marcos area. He is introducing his grandchildren to the game and frequently takes his 6 year old granddaughter to the practice range. Bryant is also active at First Baptist Church in San Marcos, where he leads the technology and AV team.

2016-17 Golf Schedule

Regents Invitational
Lakecliff Country Club
Grey Rock Golf club
4A Regional
Quail Valley Eldorado course
TAPPS State Tournament
Cottonwood Creek Golf Course
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