Renowned College Golf Coach Frank Darby to Host New Show on SiriusXM

Dec 10, 2015

"On Course" debuts December 15 and will air weekly on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio

NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM will launch a new weekly show hosted by renowned collegiate golf coach Frank Darby, head coach of the Manhattan College Jaspers. 


On Course will debut December 15 and air every Tuesday from 8:00 to 9:00 pm ET on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio, available nationwide on satellite radios (Sirius channel 208, XM channel 92) and on smartphones via the SiriusXM app.

Darby, one of the country's foremost collegiate coaches, will discuss methods for coaching golfers both physically and mentally, and motivating players at all levels of the game to improve and play more consistent and competitive golf.  On Course will also focus on today's college game, player development and a number of other interesting and unique topics in the world of golf.

"This is a terrific opportunity and I am excited to be a part of the SiriusXM family," said Darby.  "I'm looking forward to sharing my experiences and passion for the game of golf, and making On Course an engaging and interesting hour of radio for the listeners every week."

"Frank is an extraordinary coach, well-known for bringing the best out of his players," said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM's President and Chief Content Officer.  "We're very pleased to have him sharing his techniques and ideas on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio.  On Course will be an enlightening and instructive show both for those who want to improve their play, and those who want to talk about the game at the collegiate and developmental levels."

Darby is in his first season as head coach of the Manhattan Jaspers Men's Golf team after spending the previous 20 years as the head coach at St. John's University.  In his final season at St. John's (2013-14) Darby was named Big East Coach of the Year after guiding the Red Storm to a Big East Championship title.  That season two of Darby's players earned Academic All-American honors and one of those, Ryan McCormick, won the Big East individual championship.  Darby coached St. John's to six NCAA Regional appearances while overseeing the development of 27 All-Big East selections, including 2011 PGA Championship winner Keegan Bradley.  Over his 20-year coaching career, Darby has coached 80 players who earned Big East All-Academic honors, including 11 that were selected as GCAA Academic All-Americans.

A 27-year member of the PGA of America, Darby is a member of the Tournament Operations Field staff for the Metropolitan Section of the PGA, which entails planning, organizing and implementing 100 golf events in a six-month period. He also served as the Head Golf Professional at Nissequoque Golf Club for 11 years and at the Colonial Springs Golf Club for two years.

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