2015 Big Sky Champions
Thunderbird Head Coach Richard Church
Richard Church
Position: Head Coach
Phone: 435-586-7805
Email: churchr@suu.edu
Richard Church is in his 16th season as head golf coach at Southern Utah University and his 20th as a member of the SUU golf staff. Church served as the Thunderbirds’ assistant coach for four seasons prior to taking over from former Coach John Evans in the fall of 2000.

During his tenure as head or assistant coach at SUU, Church has coached nineteen Academic all-Americans, thirty-four All-Conference players, one Mid-Continent Conference medalist, two Mid-Con runners-up, two conference players of the year, two Big Sky conference runner-ups, a Summit League runner-up and the University's only two NCAA post-season competitors in golf. He has also seen the team finish second in the league seven times since SUU golf began competing in the Summit League.

A 1989 graduate of the University of Utah, Church owns and operates the Blue Pine Motel in nearby Panguitch, Utah. He has overseen the establishment of the Southern Utah University Golf Endowment Fund and has been active in numerous political campaigns, both in Utah and in Washington D.C.

Church and his wife, Cheryl, are the parents of four children (Justin, Kyle, Josh and Breanne) and four grandchildren.
Fri. Apr. 29
@ Big Sky Championship
Spring Schedule
Mon. Apr. 11
@ Cougar Classic
Spring Schedule
() 9th/10
Mon. Apr. 4
@ Wyoming Cowboy Classic
Spring Schedule
() T 18th/18
Fri. Mar. 18
@ Desert Shootout at Palm Valley
Spring Schedule
() 20th/20
Mon. Feb. 29
@ Del Walker Invitational
Spring Schedule
() 10th/12
Fri. Feb. 19
@ Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate
Spring Schedule
() 20th/20
Mon. Feb. 8
vs. SUU Pizza Hut-Pat Hicks Invitational
Spring Schedule
() 11th/12
Mon. Oct. 19
@ Bill Cullum Invitatinal
Fall Schedule
() T13th/16
Mon. Oct. 5
@ Utah Invitational
Fall Schedule
() 11th/13
Mon. Sep. 21
@ Ram Masters Invitational
Fall Schedule
() 15th/15
Sat. Sep. 12
@ Air Force Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational
Fall Schedule
() 16th/16