O’Callaghan Named Men’s Golf Associate Head Coach
July 3, 2018

By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeMGolf)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Wake Forest men's golf team announced Tuesday (July 3) the addition of associate head coach Aaron O’Callaghan to the coaching staff. O’Callaghan joins the program after four seasons at Louisville, serving three as an assistant coach before being elevated to associate head coach last year.

O’Callaghan replaces Dan Walters, who began a new career outside of golf after nine seasons on the Demon Deacon coaching staff.

“Aaron will bring energy and passion to our program every day, just like Coach Walters did,” said head coach Jerry Haas. “He comes to Wake Forest after a great tenure as the associate head coach at Louisville. A native of Ireland, he represented his country in international competitions as a player and will be someone who will represent Wake Forest to the fullest. I am looking forward to working with him and know he will help our program achieve a high level of play.”

In his four seasons at Louisville, O’Callaghan helped the Cardinals to four team victories, three NCAA Regional appearances and a 14th place finish at the 2016 NCAA Championship. Among the players he coached at UL was two-time ACC Champion Robin Sciot-Siegrist.

Prior to joining the coaching staff at Louisville, O’Callaghan was the top assistant golf professional at the Baton Rouge Country Club in Baton Rouge, La., for four years.

As a player, O’Callaghan was an elite junior player in his native Ireland. He won the 2004 Irish Boys U18 Championship, was the recipient of the 2003-04 Jacques Leglise Trophy and was named the 2005 Ireland Junior Sports Star of the Year. He represented Ireland in European and international competitions between 2001-07, including on the Great Britain and Ireland boys team.



O’Callaghan played collegiate golf at Southeastern Louisiana from 2005-09, winning twice and earning first-team All-Southland Conference accolades in 2007. As a professional, he advanced to the second stage of the 2011 European Tour Qualifying School.

“It is a privilege and honor to join the Wake Forest family,” said O’Callaghan. “From an early age, I admired this program. It is clear to see that the student-athlete experience at Wake Forest is second to none. I have the utmost respect for Coach Haas and I am very excited to begin working with him to help the Deacs achieve success in the classroom and on the course.”

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