Newberry adds four members to athletic family
Thursday, August 19, 2004 | by by Ryan Gross, Newberry Sports Information

NEWBERRY, S.C. Ė Several new faces will grace the sidelines for the Indians this year, as the Newberry College Athletic Department announces the hiring of four new members to the family.  Menís basketball, athletic training, and the Indian golf program all have new assistants, and hope to contribute to the continued improvement of the athletic program as a whole.

Tim Kaine has been hired as the Indians' new assistant menís basketball coach.  Kaine will patrol the court along with first-year head coach Shaun Golden, as Newberry tries to build upon its first ever trip to the South Atlantic Conference Tournament final.  Kaine is a graduate of Winthrop University, where he earned a degree in Sport Management.  He most recently held the position of assistant menís basketball coach at Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina.

New assistant menís golf coach Brian McCants comes to Newberry via Myrtle Beach, where he was a sales representative at Golf Dimensions.  McCants was previously the head menís golf coach at St. Andrews Presbyterian College in Laurinburg, North Carolina.  During his tenure, McCants coached the Knights to their first appearance in a NCAA Regional, and the schoolís first all-conference golfer.  McCants also served as a caddie at legendary Pinehurst Resort, site of the 2005 PGA U.S. Open.

Also joining the Indian golf program is Douglas Wilkinson, who has been tapped as the new assistant womenís golf coach.  Wilkinson hails from Defiance, Ohio, where he was a member of the Defiance College golf team.  He was elected team captain his senior season, and won four varsity letters for the Yellow Jackets.

Newberryís athletic training department welcomes Ida Fish to the team.  Fish recently completed her Masters in Exercise Science at Auburn University.  Most recently, Fish was head athletic trainer of Notasulga High School, located in Auburn, Alabama.  She also was an athletic trainer for Auburnís club athletic teams.

Newberry would like to send a fond welcome to all of the new athletic hires, as these people will be looked upon to continue the proud tradition of Newberry College Athletics.

Founded in 1856, Newberry College is affiliated with the South Carolina, Southeastern, Florida-Bahamas, and Caribbean Synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  Newberry is a proud member institution of the NCAA Division II and the South Atlantic Conference, a league comprised of eight colleges and universities in North and South Carolina and Tennessee.