Q&A: Angelo Sands
Angelo Sands has been the Florida Atlantic men's golf coach since 2006 after one year as an assistant for the Owls. Sands, a former mayor of New Castle, Penn., was instrumental in organizing the FAU Spring Break Championship, the first tournament the Owls have played host to since moving to Division I.
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FAUOwlAccess.com: How big a boost did your program get for hosting the first FAU Spring Break Championship?
Angelo Sands: I think it is one of the biggest things that has happened to FAU golf in many years. Almost every team that was in the tournament last year is returning, including nine out of the 11 Big Ten teams. This tournament is helping get our name out there.
FAUOwlAccess.com: What is the most interesting thing in your office?
Sands: One, it isn’t on campus. Two, I have a hat with all the players signatures from the first tournament that FAU captured under my direction. It sits on my computer.
FAUOwlAccess.com: How did you get started in coaching?
Sands: I was a high school basketball manager and was thrilled to see the relationship between the players, coaches and managers. It was from 1960-1964. I knew it was something I would want to do. I have coached basketball, football, and golf.
FAUOwlAccess.com: What is your favorite part about coaching at Florida Atlantic?
Sands: Two parts - The support that I receive from the athletics staff. Because we do not have golf scholarships everyone has gone above and beyond to help our program. The second is the guys you coach.
FAUOwlAccess.com: What has been the best moment at FAU?
Sands: When my first graduate, Mike Berger, crossed the stage to receive his diploma.