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Florida men’s golf coach J.C. Deacon reprimanded

Committee cites misconduct during 2018 Division I championships

The NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Committee has issued a public reprimand to Florida men’s golf head coach J.C. Deacon after the coach’s misconduct during the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships.

Deacon displayed unprofessional behavior in the scoring area at the championships May 28 at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

After considering the incident, the Division I Men’s Golf Committee believes that not only was the conduct displayed by Deacon unprofessional, but also his behavior and response only escalated the situation in the scoring area.

“The committee actively encourages coaches and student-athletes to display good sportsmanship throughout the season and during the championship,” said Brad Hurlbut, chair of the Division I Men’s Golf Committee and deputy director of athletics at Sacred Heart. “The committee does not believe that coach Deacon’s behavior at this year’s championships belongs in the game of golf.”