Golden Resigns as Newberry's Men's Basketball Coach
Wednesday, March 7, 2007 | by Search for replacement will begin immediately.

NEWBERRY, S.C. - Newberry Collegeís Vice-President for Intercollegiate Athletics Andy Carter announced on Wednesday (March 7) that Shaun Golden has resigned from his position as head menís basketball coach at the college.

In three seasons at the helm of the Indians, Golden amassed a career record of 32-50.  He coached three players (Michael Deese, Zach Chandler, and Clemente Martin) who were named to the All-South Atlantic Conference teams while two of his players (Martin, Kendrick Johnson) were named to the All-Freshman Team in the league during his tenure.

A native of Taylors, S.C., Golden played at Riverside High School for his father, Louis Golden.  He went on to play point guard at the University of Georgia and and made two appearances in the NCAA Tournament.  Golden then became an Administrative Assistant Coach at UGA under head coach Tubby Smith from 1995-98.  He then joined head coach Greg Marshallís staff at Winthrop University from 1998-2004 where he was an assistant coach before coming to Newberry in the Spring of 2004.

ďI want to thank Coach Golden for the effort he put forth in trying to turn this program around, said Carter.  This program will reap benefits from his recruiting for years to come.Ē

A search will begin immediately by the college for a new head menís basketball coach.

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

TRANSACTION:  Shaun Golden resigns as head menís basketball coach at Newberry College.