Former Ram, Shaun Hensley, announced as associate head men's golf coach
Hensley, who was a Lee Trevino Scholar at Texas Wesleyan, played two seasons for the Rams after redshirting the 2012-13 season while regaining his amateur status. Following his graduation in 2015, Hensley served one season as a Graduate Assistant at Texas Wesleyan before becoming the Head Men and Women's Golf Coach at Ranger College.
Cornett, a member of the Texas Wesleyan, NAIA, and Golf Coaches Association of America Hall of Fame, who is entering his 21st season as the Rams' head coach, was excited to have Hensley back in the fold. "Shaun is one of the finest people I have ever met," Cornett said. "He really worked hard to get his amateur status back and was everything a coach could ask for as a student and a player on very competitive teams. When I 'spit the bit' he will be the best person I can think of to replace me and carry on the legacy that was passed to me by O.D. Bounds."
At Ranger, he served under Athletic Director Billy Gillispie during the 2015-16 season. Hensley led the Rangers to a national ranking of 18th (NJCAA Division I) and a sixth place finish in the region.
"I'm very excited to be back at Texas Wesleyan, and to be coaching under Coach Cornett," Hensley said. "Having played for him and knowing well what kind of coach and more importantly what kind of person he is, this is an amazing opportunity for me."
In his two seasons as a player at Texas Wesleyan, Hensley helped the Rams to back-to-back sixth place finishes at the NAIA National Tournament. In his career, he notched a scoring average of 74.89. As a junior, he posted a scoring average of 74.64 and notched three top-10 finishes including an 8th place finish in the Sooner Athletic Conference Championship.
The Rams are coming off a tremendous season in which they finished third at the NAIA National Championship after being ranked second in every regular season Coaches' Poll. The team finished no worse than third in any tournament while racking up three wins and four runner-up finishes.