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2-time CGA Player of the Year Pat Grady stepping down as full-time CU men’s assistant coach

By Gary Baines – 12/21/2019 

Pat Grady, the only back-to-back CGA Les Fowler Player of the Year in the 21st century, is leaving his position as full-time men’s golf assistant coach at the University of Colorado, CU head coach Roy Edwards announced on Saturday.

Grady (pictured in a CU photo) will focus on his private accounting business — and will have more time to spend with his young family — but will help out with the CU program on a volunteer basis. 

Grady, who grew up in Broomfield, played for CU from 2004 to ’09 and has been a Buffs assistant coach for the last 4 1/2 years.

“The University of Colorado has been my home for nearly 10 years between playing and coaching and I will miss it dearly,” Grady said in a CU release. “I will remain local, however, and hope to see all of you in the stands at the next game. Go Buffs.”

Grady was the CGA’s Player of the Year in both 2007 and ’08. He won the CGA Amateur in 2006, the CGA Match Play in 2005, the CGA Public Links in 2007 and the CGA Junior Match Play in 2004.

Grady was the Colorado PGA’s Associate Player of the Year in 2016 and low amateur in the Colorado Open in 2008, when he finished sixth overall. He was an honorable mention All-American as a CU senior in 2009.