Angelo Sands
Angelo  Sands

Head Coach


Men's Golf in Five-Way Tie for Second After Two Rounds of Home Tournament

The third round will begin on Sunday, March 29 at 8 a.m. with FAU teeing off at 9:40 a.m.


O'Rourke Took Part in New Year's Invitational

Connor O'Rourke participated in the 89th Annual St. Petersburg New Year's Invitational on Jan. 8-11


Part I with FAU Director of Athletics Pat Chun

2013-14 Year in Review


Owls Host FAU Slomin Autism Championship

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


Sibley Finishes First at Benbow Invitational

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


2015 FAU Slomin Autism Championship

2015 FAU Slomin Autism Championship - Fountains Country Club, March 27-29, 2015


2014-15 Photo Gallery

Men's golf 2014-15 photos

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."