(updated August 2015)
Robert Duck, who works with both the nationally ranked men’s and women’s golf teams, is in his fifth season at Florida State. He played an integral role in the successes of both programs including the men’s national ranking of No. 1 and the women’s national ranking inside the top 25 during the 2015 season. Duck has helped coach both programs into the NCAA Tournament in each of his first four years while working with All-Americans and All-ACC honorees on both teams. In his first four seasons at Florida State, the men have produced six All-Americans, 10 All-ACC selections, one ACC Golfer of the Year and two ACC Freshmen of the Year while the women have produced two All-Americans and five All-ACC performers.
During his four seasons, the Seminole men and the Seminole women have appeared in the NCAA Tournament four times each with the men finishing in ninth in the team standings in the 2012 NCAA Championship finals and 11th in the 2015 NCAA Championship finals. In addition, neither team has finished outside of the top five in the ACC Championships as the men have finished in second (twice) and third once and the women have finished third once and have earned two fourth place finishes.
Duck’s work with Florida State’s players has led to incredible individual success in his first four seasons in Tallahassee. His teaching abilities and coaching philosophies have helped accelerate the careers of two of the top men’s players in school history – Brooks Koepka and Daniel Berger – as well as four of the top performers on the women’s team – Matilda Castren, Lydia Gumm, Maria Salinas and Jessica Negron. Koepka was named the ACC Golfer of the Year in 2012 and was a three-time All-ACC selection while Berger earned All-ACC honors and played for the United States’ Palmer Cup team in 2013. Duck also works with current Seminole junior Jack Maguire – who earned All-America honors in 2014 and 2015, was the 2014 ACC Freshman of the Year, is a two-time All-ACC selection and was a member of the 2014 United States Palmer Cup Team. Castren earned All-American and All-ACC honors and set the school record for lowest stroke average in 2014, Gumm was an All-ACC selection in 2015, Salinas finished in second place in the NCAA Central Regional and earned All-American honors in 2012 and Negron earned All-ACC honors in 2013.
Duck has helped coach the Florida State men to 12 tournament championships in his first four seasons. The Seminoles won four consecutive tournaments and earned six overall team championships and were the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Golf championships in 2015. Duck helped the Seminole women win the team championship at the 2014 Web.com/Marsh Landing Intercollegiate and advance to the 2012 NCAA Central Regional, 2013 NCAA West Regional, 2014 NCAA East Regional and 2015 NCAA San Antonio Regional championships.
The Seminoles – both the men and the women – have been ranked among the nation’s top 30 teams throughout his first four seasons at Florida State. The men were ranked as high as No. 1 in 2015 while the women were ranked as high as No. 22 in 2012.
COLLEGIATE PLAYING EXPERIENCE
COLLEGIATE COACHING EXPERIENCE
2015 WAS ONE OF THE BEST SEASONS IN PROGRAM HISTORY
2014 WAS A BANNER YEAR
SUCCESS OF BROOKS KOEPKA
ON COURSE COACHING
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY AS A PLAYER
SUCCESS IN PROFESSIONAL WORLD