Thunderbird Head Coach Richard Church
Richard Church
Position: Head Coach
Phone: 435-586-7805
Richard Church is in his 10th season as head golf coach at Southern Utah University and his 14th 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 seven Academic all-Americans, one Mid-Continent Conference medalist, two Mid-Con runners-up, 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 four times since SUU golf began competing in the Summit League in 1997-98, including in 2005 and 2006.

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 (22), Kyle (20), Josh (19) and Breanne (16).
Thu. Mar. 19
@ Desert Shootout
Mon. Mar. 9
@ Sacramento State Invitational
Fri. Feb. 20
@ Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate
() T-11/24
Mon. Feb. 9
vs. Pat Hicks Thunderbird Invitational
() 2nd/13
Mon. Oct. 20
@ Bill Cullum Invitational
() 9th/20
Mon. Oct. 6
@ Utah Invitational
Mon. Apr. 6
@ Cowboy Classic
Fri. Apr. 24
@ Cougar Classic
Mon. Apr. 27
@ Big Sky Championships