Davis & Elkins College Director of Athletics Patrick Snively has announced the hiring of David Woodrum as head men’s and women’s golf coach.

Woodrum replaces Alasdair Forsythe, who remains with D&E and was recently named associate vice president for Business and Administration.

Woodrum comes to D&E from Bluefield State University, where he served as the men’s coach since 2017. He added women’s golf oversight in 2020 and was charged with building the team from scratch.

“I want to thank everyone at Davis & Elkins for this opportunity,” said Woodrum. “Special thanks to Alasdair Forsythe, Patrick Snively and President Wood for all their support throughout the process. I am excited to take the reins of these successful golf programs and continue to build and grow the men’s and women’s teams as well as the College.”

At Bluefield State, Woodrum guided the men’s team to USCAA Golf National Championships in 2021 and a third-place finish in 2019. The team won the USCAA Championship in 2016 when Woodrum was a player.

The men’s team has been extremely successful in the classroom as well with seven out of 11 players earning president’s or dean’s list and four players maintaining a 4.0 GPA this past year.

“Coach Woodrum is energetic and passionate about golf and helping young people to achieve at a high level,” Snively said. “I think our teams and recruits will find that he has a great personality and a willingness to work to better them as players and as people.”

Woodrum earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and is currently pursuing an MBA from Bluefield State.

David Woodrum

David Woodrum