MINERS

Rick Todd
 Rick Todd

Position:
Head Coach

Alma Mater:
UTEP 1986

UTEP's first-ever All-American in 1984, Rick Todd has been head coach of the Miners since 1999.

UTEP has finished in the top three at the conference championship three times under Todd's direction. The Miners notched a runner-up showing in 2002, and took third place in 2003 and 2004.

Todd has taken UTEP to the NCAA West Regional on three occasions. The Miners were 11th in 2003, just one stroke shy of qualifying for the NCAA Championships. UTEP finished 19th in 2000 and 20th in 2004.

Two Miners have earned All-American honors under Todd's tutelage. Dan Swanson was a third team selection in 2003. Chris Baryla was an honorable mention pick in 2003 and a third team honoree in 2004.

Baryla had one of the greatest seasons in UTEP history in 2004, fashioning a 70.6 stroke average and participating in the NCAA Championships as an individual. He was tabbed the WAC Player of the Year and notched his fourth career individual title at the Barona Collegiate Cup.

Baryla joins Swanson and Nathan Fritz as one of three players to win tournament titles during the Todd era.

The Miners have captured three tournament championships in the Todd regime -- the UC-Irvine Anteater Invitational in 2001, the Falcon-Antigua Invitational in 2002 and the Wyoming Cowboy Classic in 2005.

The Miners have finished second at countless tournaments under Todd, including at the 2002 WAC Championships, their best showing at the conference tournament in nine years. Three UTEP players finished in the top 10 of the individual standings that year (Baryla, Fritz and Drew Hawley).

Todd was named WAC Coach of the Year following the 2000-01 season after directing UTEP to a fourth-place showing at the conference championship.

Todd claimed second team All-America honors as a senior in 1986, and third team as a junior. He was an honorable mention All-America choice as a sophomore.

A four-time first team All-WAC selection, Todd had a 74.1 stroke average during his collegiate career, including a low of 73.1 during the 1983-84 season - his second year in the Miner orange and blue. He won four tournaments at UTEP - the Stanford Fall Invitational and New Mexico State Invitational in 1984, and the Arizona-Michelob Invitational and UCLA-Bill Bryant Invitational in 1986. Todd shattered Tom Watson's tournament record score at the Stanford Fall Invitational. He was elected to the El Paso Golf Hall of Fame in 1984. Todd enjoyed 10 top-three finishes during his UTEP career, and 20 top-10 showings.

A native of Toronto, Canada, Todd parlayed his exceptional college career into a stint on the professional circuit. He participated in the U.S. Open in 1998, and the British Open in 1996. He is a former Canadian Tour, Asian Tour, Nike Tour and Ben Hogan Tour member. Todd won the Payless Victoria Open tournament in 1997, and the Ben Hogan Dakota Dunes Open in 1991. He was a member of Canada's World Cup and Dunhill Cup teams in 1996.

Todd earned his bachelor of business administration degree in marketing from UTEP in 1986. He was born on Oct. 3, 1962. Todd and his wife, Darci, have a 12 year-old daughter, Shelbi.

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