Kansas Wesleyan Golf Coach Randy Bemiss Passes Away

SALINA – Kansas Wesleyan University’s Head Golf Coach Randy Bemiss passed away Friday afternoon after a series of recent health setbacks. He was 67.

Bemiss coached the Coyote men’s and women’s golf teams for six seasons. This spring he led the women’s golf team to a second-place finish in the KCAC Women’s Golf Championships. He was recently named KCAC Women’s Golf Coach of the Year, an honor he also earned in 2015 after leading the 2014-15 women’s team to its first-ever KCAC Championship.

Before coming to KWU, Bemiss was a golf instructor at Colby Community College, a teaching professional at Cassville Country Club in Cassville, MO, a private instructor at Esprella Mountain Ranch Golf Club in Goodyear, AZ, and owner/operator of West Valley School of Golf in Glendale, AZ. He worked with four-time world long-drive champion Brian Pavlet, nationwide touring professional Ben Waugh and LPGA Futures Tour professional Lynn Beasley.

“This is a time of extreme loss for our campus,” Kansas Wesleyan President Matt Thompson said. “Coach Bemiss has been recognized as a trusted friend, a kind man, and a coach who had a deep love for his players and this university. His dedication to the student-athletes was inspirational, and he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, his current and former players and his loved ones.”

Memorial details have not yet been announced. For more information on Coach Bemiss, please visit KWUCoyotes.com.

Updated: May 21, 2017 — 1:35 pm
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