Alan Bratton named head coach of the Oklahoma State men's golf team

Bratton has coached the women's team the last two seasons, leading them to a Big 12 tournament title in April. He succeeds the recently fired Mike McGraw.
Staff Reports Modified: June 25, 2013 at 4:21 pm •  Published: June 25, 2013
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In the 66-year history of the Oklahoma State golf program, there have only been three coaches.

On Tuesday, that number was upped to four, with Mike Holder announcing that former men's assistant and current women's coach Alan Bratton would be promoted to the men's head job.

Bratton, who was the Big Eight Golfer of the Year at OSU in 1992 and 1994, takes over for the recently fired Mike McGraw, who is set to become an assistant coach at Alabama under head golf coach Jay Seawell.

"Oklahoma State golf has been a part of my life since 1989 and it is the only place I ever wanted to play or coach," Bratton said in a press release. "I am humbled to have the opportunity to follow Labron Harris, Mike Holder and Mike McGraw. They have set the bar very high and I am ready to get to work."

Bratton has been an integral part of OSU's rising women's program the past two seasons, coaching them to a Big 12 championship title in April.

In his place, assistant Courtney Jones will take over the program.

"It is not easy to step back from the women's program, but after working with Courtney for the past two years I have complete faith that she will continue to build on the momentum we created and take the program to new heights," Bratton said in the press release.

Both changes are pending approval from the OSU Board of Regents.