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Tank, Wessinger named golf associate head coaches

The two have experience in the program as an assistant coach and interim head coach, respectively.

Minnesota director of golf Brad James announced Friday that Andrew Tank and Kris Wessinger will assume the role of associate golf head coaches for the men’s and women’s golf teams.

James, who became director of golf June 15, said the Gophers are lucky to have the two in their program.

“I’m convinced we have a staff that can assist me in making Minnesota a consistent national golf power,” James said in the news release. “I know I can speak for Andrew and Kris when I say we’re excited for the future of Golden Gopher golf.”

Tank, who was captain of the 2002 Minnesota men’s golf NCAA championship team, spent five years as a men’s golf assistant coach under James.

His role included helping in all facets of the golf game while also recruiting at the local, state, national and international levels.

Wessinger was named interim coach for the women’s golf team on Dec. 13, 2006, after the resignation of Katie Hanneman.

A Minneapolis native, Wessinger came to the Gophers after earning three all-conference awards as a golfer at St. Thomas. She competed in the Division III national championships twice for the Tommies and was the 1999 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletics Conference champion.

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