Bryan Novoa enters his first year as head coach Stacey Totman's assistant. He is no stranger to the Red Raider family as he played three years of collegiate golf for Tech from 1993-96.
As an assistant coach, Novoa brings an expertise in teaching, playing and mental perspective. With this combination, Novoa hopes to assist in improving the student-athletes' play on the course.
Upon his hiring, Totman expressed her excitement about bringing Novoa aboard as an assistant.
"I am really excited about Bryan joining the Texas Tech program," Totman said. "I believe the girls are going to benefit a lot from him. He is a phenomenal player that knows how to win and will teach that to the players. It is great to have an alumnus who is familiar with Texas Tech join the program, and he is going to help continue to move the program forward."
While a student-athlete at Texas Tech, Novoa led the Red Raiders in scoring his final two seasons. He won a total of four tournaments, including the final Southwest Conference Championship's individual title. After winning three of his events in his senior year, Novoa was honored by the Golf Coaches Association of America by being named to the PING All-America third team. The status made Novoa the first Red Raider in history to be named to the prestigious list.
Novoa considers his greatest accomplishment to have come at the U.S. Amateur in 1996. Then he shot his way to becoming a quarterfinalist at Pumpkin Ridge in Portland, Ore.
Following his Texas Tech career, Novoa traveled on the professional circuit. He played in tournaments throughout North America and ended his career on the Canadian PGA Tour. Novoa titled three events as a professional with his biggest victory coming in 2003 at the Southwest Kansas Open.
Novoa was born to Cordelia Irma Novoa on Sept. 6, 1974, and was raised by his grandparents.