2011-12 Golf Coaches
entering his 10th season as the head coach of the Warrior golf
program, Paul Thompson has brought the menís team to the forefront
of the Frontier Conference, and has made the trip to the NAIA
national tournament more of an expectation than a hope.
Thompson has led the
menís team to seven conference titles in his previous nine seasons,
starting in his first season in 2002-03. After the Warriors finished
second the following year, the program won five straight titles and
then finished second in 2009-10 before reclaiming the top spot again
last year. The men's team has qualified for nationals six times
under Thompson, including the past four consecutive tournaments. The
team posted a program-best fifth-place finish in the 2010-11 season.
Under his watch, the
women have competed at nationals six times and have won three
Frontier Conference titles. The young women's team last year missed
qualifying for nationals, ending a run of five consecutive years of
playing in the tournament.
season, the menís team captured the
programís ninth Frontier Conference title since joining the league
in 1999. In the three years LCSC hasn't won the conference title, it
has finished second. The Warrior women have finished third or better
every year in the conference.
Thompson has been named the Frontier Conferenceís Menís Coach of the
Year on five occasions; with the latest coming in 2010-11. He also
was honored by the Golf Coaches Association as its Regional Coach of
the Year in 2010-11.
Paulís retirement from his position as Vice President of Pepsi Cola
in Lewiston eight years ago opened the door of opportunity to pursue
collegiate coaching. With 39 years of experience in the business
world, he has a strong background in fundraising and management.
A resident of Clarkston,
Wash., Thompson has been married to his wife Judy for 47 years. They
have four children Polly, Tami, Todd, and Scott.
Assistant Coach Cliff Carrick
Carrick is entering his
second year as an
assistant coach with the
Warriors and his main
duty is coaching the
women's team. Cliff has been a
student of the golf game
for the past 50 years.
Cliff is a past club
champion and senior club
champion at Clarkston
Golf and Country Club.
His goal is to build a
strong, competitive team
by developing the best
short game players in
the NAIA. The team has a
strict regime of putting
and chipping prior to
playing practice rounds.
raised in the San
Francisco Bay area.
After high school he
entered the Air Force.
He served four years at
Fairchild Air Force Base
in Spokane, Washington.
He has resided in the
Pacific Northwest ever
since. Cliff retired
from Kraft Foods as a
sales representative. He
has been married to his
wife Mary for 35 years
and they have six
grandchildren, and 10