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ISU Men's Coach Andrew Tank
Andrew Tank, a native of Des Moines who assisted the University of Minnesota men's golf program to a pair of top 10 finishes at the NCAA Championships, was named Iowa State's men's golf coach in July of 2010.
In just his second season, Tank has put the Cyclone men's golf program back on the national map. Iowa State made its first NCAA Regional appearance since 1999 in 2012, as the Cyclones finished in the top-five in eight of 13 tournaments.
Tank won his first team title as the Cyclone mentor at the 2011 Bridgestone Collegiate, Iowa State's first tournament win since 2007.
One of Tank's star pupils was Nate McCoy, who ended his career in 2012 as one of the most decorated players in school history. McCoy, who as an All-Big 12 First-Team selection in 2012, won three tournaments under Tank's watch.
McCoy capped off his incredible career by earning a spot at the 2012 NCAA Championships, the first appearance by a Cyclone in the NCAA finals since 1980.
Tank also recruited a pair of excellent players who figured significantly in Iowa State's turnaround in Scott Fernandez and Sam Daley. The duo produced two outstanding freshman seasons in 2011-12, as Fernandez broke Iowa State's rookie scoring mark (73.18) and became the first Cyclone freshman to win a tournament title since 2002. Daley recorded the third-best rookie stroke average total in the Cyclone annals at 74.28.
In his first season as the Cyclone mentor, Tank's sqaud tallied a school-record 838 at the Desert Shootout, four strokes better than the previous mark. Two of the best 18-hole team scores in school history were also recorded in Tank's first season.
Tank was the captain of Minnesota's 2002 NCAA Championship team and has spent the last eight seasons as an assistant to Brad James on the Gophers men's golf staff, including the last three as an associate head coach. During his time in Minneapolis, Tank helped mentor 10 All-America selections and 16 All-Big Ten picks.
UM solidified itself as a northern golf power in Tank's eight years with the program, winning Big Ten titles in 2003 and 2007, and finishing runner-up at the conference meet in 2006, 2008 and 2009. The Gophers made six NCAA Regional berths and advanced to the NCAA Championships three times, finishing third in 2006 and ninth in 2007.
Tank has proved to be an outstanding instructor and considered by many to be one of the top young coaches in the country. He worked as an instructor at the University of Minnesota Golf Institute, where he conducted group and private instruction with Golf Magazine Top 100 instructor Gerald McCullagh. He has also had the opportunity to work with a number of top amateurs and professionals, many of whom compete on the PGA, Nationwide, European, Australian, Asian and Canadian Tours.
A 2002 graduate of Minnesota, Tank continued his academic career by pursuing graduate work at Minnesota in sports psychology and motor learning. He has studied the links between physical body and the golf swing, and in November of 2007, he became the first golf professional in Minnesota to earn Level II TPI Golf Fitness Certification.
Tank's collegiate golf career began in 1997 where he was a letterwinner and scholar athlete award winner as a member of the Gopher golf team. The 2002 team won the school's first conference title in 30 years and is the only northern program to win a NCAA title since 1979.
Tank prepped at Dowling High School in West Des Moines, helping the Maroons to four state tournament appearances, including two Class 4A state titles in 1994 and 1995. A former Des Moines City Junior champion, Tank has played in numerous Iowa amateur events and American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) tournaments.
Tank is married to the former Kristie Maruyama.