| David Trainor
Associate Head Coach
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David Trainor enters his second season as associate head coach of the UK men's golf team and his seventh season with the program after joining the staff as a assistant coach in February 2005.
"I am thrilled to be at the University of Kentucky," Trainor said. "To work with a top program and learn from one of the best head coaches in Coach Craig is a tremendous honor. I will do everything I can to help UK and the golf team continue their winning tradition."
Trainor has been instrumental in the success of Kentucky golf, helping lead the Wildcats to their first SEC Championship in his first year at UK. In his seven seasons with UK, Trainor has helped UK claim two top-eight finishes in the NCAA Championship and help the Wildcats finish in the top half of the SEC Championship three times.
Trainor, a native of Berwyn, Pa., was a four-year varsity letterwinner at the College of Charleston, where he graduated in 2000 with a degree in business administration. While at Charleston, Trainor received the Coaches Award in 1997 for his leadership and dedication to the men's golf team. He was also a three-time Club Champion at Aronimink Golf Club which is ranked in the Top 100 courses by Golf Digest.
"David is the best assistant golf coach in Division I golf," UK men's golf head coach Brian Craig said. "He loves helping the guys become better golfers and, more importantly, better people. He has a tremendous knowledge of the golf swing and how to play the game of golf. David is often behind the scenes doing many, many things that make our program function. He deserves a tremendous amount of credit for helping to create the opportunities that our players get to experience every day. David is a tremendous asset to our program and will be a top-notch head coach when the right opportunity presents itself."
Trainor spent a year as an assistant golf professional at the Kiawah Island Club's The River Course in Kiawah Island, S.C., where he was responsible for private instruction, as well as group clinics for a private membership of 1200.
Trainor also worked as an assistant golf professional at the Plainfield Country Club in Edison, N.J., where he organized and coordinated junior golf clinics and coordinated tournaments for membership as well as corporate outings. Trainor has also worked as a senior instructor with the Simon Holmes Golf Academy, training members of several professional major tours. He has also worked as a professional caddie.
Trainor and his wife, Landon, live in Lexington and have one child, Will.
THE TRAINOR FILE
Birth Date: Feb., 28 1977
Hometown: Berwyn, Pa.
Family: Landon (wife), Will (son)
Parents: Bruce & Kathleen Trainor
Siblings: Brothers, Dan and John, sister, Elizabeth
Date Hired at UK: February 2005
High School: Archbishop Carroll
College: College of Charleston, 2000
Major: Business Administration
- Four-year letterwinner
- Coaches Award winner in 1997 for his leadership and dedication
Collegiate Coaching Career
2005-2008: UK assistant coach
2009-current: UK associate head coach
- Kentucky had two top-eight finishes in the NCAA Championship with Trainor as a assistant coach: 2004-05 (7th), 2005-06 (5th)
- Has led UK to finish in the top half of the SEC Championship three times
- Helped lead the Wildcats to the 2005 SEC Championship as an assistant coach
- Three-time Club Champion at Aronimink Golf Club considered one of the top 100 courses by Golf Digest.