Longterm North Carolina Golf Coach, Richard Sykes, dies at 78

Richard Sykes was a golf coach for the North Carolina State men’s golf program.

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Longtime NC State men’s golf coach Richard Sykes passes away at age 78.

Richard Sykes, who coached the men’s golf team at North Carolina State for 46 years, has passed away. He was 78.

Sykes assumed control of the Wolfpack program in 1971 and left it in 2017. He coached 34 All-Americas, including former PGA Tour champions Tim Clark, Carl Pettersson, and the late Vance Heafner. He was inducted into the Golf Coaches Hall of Fame in 2001. During his tenure, Sykes guided NC State to 24 NCAA Regional berths, 12 NCAA Championship appearances, and the team’s lone ACC championship in 1990.

“Richard Sykes is one of the pillars that NC State Athletics is built on,” NC State Director of Athletics Boo Corrigan said in a release. “Although for 46 years he was our head men’s golf coach, Coach Sykes was much more than that to NC State.

He was a passionate leader, educator, and builder of young men. He had an infectious personality and I don’t know of anybody that spent time with Coach Sykes that didn’t leave with a good story to share and a deeper appreciation for him and his program. This is a tremendous loss for our University and my condolences are with his wife Pam, his children, David, Rick, Paige, and Stacy, and his five grandchildren.”

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Sykes graduated from NC State in 1968 with a degree in the administration of recreation and parks. While attending NC State, he competed on the freshman track team and played varsity men’s golf in the 1965–1966 season.

He was in charge of seeing that NC State’s home golf course, the Lonnie Poole Golf Course, which was created by Arnold Palmer’s Course Design Company, was finished. Sykes served as the head of the NCAA Selection Committee and was a previous member of the National Advisory Board for the Golf Coaches Association of America.

Richard Sykes Age, Family, and Early Life 

Richard Sykes was 78 years old. He is of an American nation and white ethnicity. The exact facts on his date of birth and his Zodiac are reviewed.

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No details on his parents are available.

Richard Sykes Career, What was his Profession?

The men’s golf team at North Carolina State was coached by Richard Sykes.

Sykes assumed control of the Wolfpack program in 1971 and left it in 2017. He coached 34 All-Americas, including former PGA Tour champions Tim Clark, Carl Pettersson, and the late Vance Heafner. He was inducted into the Golf Coaches Hall of Fame in 2001. During his tenure, Sykes guided NC State to 24 NCAA Regional berths, 12 NCAA Championship appearances, and the team’s lone ACC championship in 1990.

He was in charge of seeing that NC State’s home golf course, the Lonnie Poole Golf Course, which was created by Arnold Palmer’s Course Design Company, was finished. Sykes served as the head of the NCAA Selection Committee and was a previous member of the National Advisory Board for the Golf Coaches Association of America.

Which school and college did he go to?

Sykes graduated from NC State in 1968 with a degree in the administration of recreation and parks. While attending NC State, he competed on the freshman track team and played varsity men’s golf in the 1965–1966 season.

Richard Sykes Net Worth, How much does he earn?

There is no information known on Richard Sykes’ net worth. He most likely made enough income for him and his family to live comfortably.

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Richard Sykes Wife, What is his relationship?

Richard Sykes was married to his wife Pam. The couple had 4 children and they even have 5 grandchildren.

Is he available on any social media platforms?

We did a quick search for the social media reach of Richard but weren’t able to find him on any social media apps.

Physical Appearance of Richard Sykes’s Height, Weight

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Hair ColourWhite
Eye ColourGrey
Body type Fit
Sexual OrientationStraight 

Interesting facts about Richard Sykes’s which should be known

NationalityAmerican
EthnicityWhite
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Single/ In a relationship/Married/DivorcedMarried
Current SpousePam Sykes
Children4

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