Angelo Sands
Angelo Sands

Position:
Head Coach


03/27/2014

Owls Host FAU Slomin Autism Championship

Tee time for Friday's opening round is scheduled for 8:30 a.m.

03/12/2014

Sibley Finishes First at Benbow Invitational

Sibley's win makes him FAU's second consecutive individual medalist

04/22/2013

Men's Golf Guidelines for Fall Tryouts

Tryouts will be held on August 30- September 1 and September 6- 8.

03/28/2013

FAU Holds Opening Ceremony for 2013 Spring Break Golf Tournament

First round tee times are set to start at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, March 29

02/18/2013

FAU's Men's Golf Takes First Place at Gary Freeman Invitational

Florida Atlantic finished with a total score of 19-over-par 595

Angelo Sands Action Photos

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.

"It is great to be back as head coach", said Sands. "I am looking forward to building a winning program, with scholar athletes who will be our strongest recruiters."

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