During a fundraiser for the Clemson golf program last night in South Carolina, school administrators surprised men's coach Larry Penley by announcing that a new three-story, 6,600-square-foot facility that's in development will be named in his honor.
"Coach Penley is Clemson golf," said U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover, a former Tiger. "There is no other name that deserves to be on that facility."
The new building, planned to be built adjacent to the team's driving range, will provide space for the team and include meeting rooms, offices, a repair ship and locker rooms. More than half the money for the $1.5 million has been raised.
Penley is in his 27th season as his alma mater's men's coach. His program has finished in the top-20 nationally 20 times, more than any coach in any sport in school history.
"The initiative to name the building after Coach Penley demonstrates Larry's long-term success with our golf program, which is the most consistent program we have year in and year out," said Bill D'Andrea, Clemson's senior associate director for external affairs. "This is a testimony to Larry's coaching, leadership and success."