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Senior Derron Peyton recently qualified for the FSGA Amateur Match Play Championship
Angelo Sands became Florida Atlantic University's head golf coach in the fall of 2006, rejoining FAU after serving as an assistant coach in the spring of 2005.
From 1990-2000 he served as a golf instructor with the Quail Valley Country Club, High School Summer Camp, and Junior League Summer Program in Missouri City, Texas. In 1992, he became the head golf coach at Elkins High School in Missouri City and saw great success over the next 12 seasons. From 1995 to 2004, his teams won nine district championships, four regional championships (1995, 2002-04), and won the Texas 5A State Championship in 2003.
In addition to his contributions to the game as a coach, Sands has also been a heavy benefactor of golf through his organizational and fundraising efforts. From 1969-1976, he was actively involved in organizing junior golf through a city junior golf league at Sylvan Heights Public Golf Course, as well as the Knights of Columbus and the Jaycees Junior tournaments in New Castle, PA. In recent years he has continued his involvement, acting as chair and fundraiser for many Houston junior golf events. Before leaving Houston, Sands led a community effort to reclaim the par 3 course at Quail Valley Country Club for junior golfers.
A developer of "Merging Mind and Mechanics, a Seminar to Improve Your Game," Sands comes to FAU with a diverse background in public service. In addition to working as an educator for nearly 30 years, Sands was elected mayor of New Castle, PA, in 1980 and served in that capacity for four years, after previously having served in the New Castle city council for four years. His wife, Dr. Patricia Liehr, is the associate dean for Nursing Research and Scholarship at in FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing.
Since his time at FAU, Sands has personally created and instituted the annual FAU Slomin Autism Championship. The event helps raise awareness for The Slomin Family Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, Inc. The event continues to grow, with the seventh annual tournament held on May 27-29 featuring 20 collegiate teams from across the country.
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