Richard Donegan was named an assistant coach with the Knights in November 2017. Donegan brings experience to UCF as a professional and collegiate golfer. In his first season with the Knights, Donegan helped the team earn their second consecutive berth to the NCAA National Championship. UCF won two tournaments and two individual titles in 2018-18 with Donegan’s assistance.
Donegan became a professional golfer in February 2017 after playing three years at Florida. He participated in the PGA Latin American and PGA Canadian Qualifying Schools.
At Florida, Donegan was named the 2015 Florida Amateur Public Links Champion and was a member of the 2016 Florida Cup Team Member (South Florida). He graduated in 2016 with a degree in food and resource economics.
The Okeechobee, Fla., native started his collegiate career at Florida Atlantic and captured titles at the 2013 Rice Intercollegiate and Harmony Preserve Intercollegiate. He earned the Sun Belt Player of the Month in Feb. 2013 and participated in the 2013 United State Public Links Championship.
Donegan holds the Florida Amateur Public Links record by carding a career-low 62. He tallied a college-best 66 on multiple occasions during his four-year career.
The 2011 Florida High School State Champion attended Okeechobee High School (Class of 2012) and was also tabbed as the Florida Dairy Farmers Player of the Year.