Hall of Fame

Ralph Samples

TYPE Coach
Coach Samples came to Lipscomb as a student in 1956, returned as a faculty member in 1966, and has served as Lipscomb's golf coach since 1968. He has served as the NAIA District 24 golf chairman, president of the NAIA Golf Coaches' Association and was inducted into the NAIA Golf Coaches' Hall of Fame in June, 1988. He served as coach to Will Brewer in 1976 when he won the NAIA National Golf Championship. He has been a father-figure to many Lipscomb golfers and has been requested by a number of them to perform their wedding ceremonies. Coach Samples will always be remembered for building the Lipscomb golf program to one of the best in the nation.