Tim Baldwin is in his third season at the Director of Golf and head coach of the Warhawk men's golf program. This marks his 30th year as an NCAA Division I head coach.
The 2016-17 season was a breakthrough year with a ULM record of four team championships in one year, running Baldwin's mark to 50 team championships in 29 years which is certainly a milestone. The Warhawks also picked up two individual wins totaling 38 with Baldwin at the helm. ULM had a winning percentage of 68.1 percent against all teams faced while having a team stroke average of 291.69 for 32 rounds. The Warhawks improved 105 spots in the Golfstat h-h rankings from the previous year and had the 4th-best Freshman impact rating in the country.
In addition, Baldwin has designed and developed a 27 acre private practice facility for the men's and women's programs. The site includes a 32,000 sq ft practice tee, numerous targets and a three hole loop consisting of a par 3, par 4 and par 5. It is conveniently located only 2.5 miles from campus.
Baldwin also secured a Trackman simulator and Sam Puttlab that is set up in the Golfhouse on campus. This equipment allows state of the art diagnostics for the student-athletes to make the most of their practice opportunities. Baldwin has also cultivated the Monroe golf community for support with an annual giving of $100,000 in each of the last two years.
Baldwin arrived at ULM after spending the last 27 seasons at Southeastern Louisiana. The Lions reached NCAA postseason play in eight of the last nine years. In addition to his duties as head men's golf coach since 1988, Baldwin served as Assistant Athletic Director since 2009.
The SLU men's golf program showed a consistent track record of achievements under Baldwin's direction. He coached the team to 45 team championships, 36 individual championships, eight NCAA Regional team appearances and seven NCAA Regional showings with individuals. He's also coached three NCAA All-Americans and 16 Academic All-Americans.
Additionally, Baldwin has produced 68 All-Conference student-athletes including eight conference Players of the Year, 50 All-Louisiana selections with golfers 22 times being selected either Player, Freshman or Newcomer of the Year. He's also coached 38 Academic All-Conference selections.
In 17 seasons in the Southland Conference, the Lions won the SLC Championship four times (1998, 2000, 2010, 2013) and finished second three times (2001, 2007, 2014). Baldwin also earned Louisiana Coach of the Year honors eight times and conference Coach of the Year six times.
In 1998, Baldwin was named District 3-South Coach of the Year after guiding his team to the NCAA National Championships. It came after the Lions won the SLC Championships by 37 strokes. SLU finished 23rd in the nation.
Prior to joining the SLC, Baldwin led SLU to a pair of Trans America Athletic Conference titles and was a two-time TAAC Coach of the Year winner. In his career, he holds a 64 percent winning percentage against all teams he's faced.
Baldwin has recruiting experience in 20 different countries. He designed, developed and maintained a 15 acre golf practice facility for daily use by his team for 10 years. Furthermore, he's hosted over 75 intercollegiate and fundraising golf tournaments in his tenure.
In addition to his collegiate coaching, Baldwin earned international recognition in 2000 when he coached the United States to a 13-stroke victory at the 2000 World Junior Golf Team Championship in Kobe, Japan. The victory for Team USA was its first since 1997 and fifth overall since the tournament's inception in 1992.
Baldwin has been a USGA member since 1988, the Louisiana Golf Association since 1990 and the Golf Coaches Association of America since 1991.
A native of Goodrich, Mich., Baldwin was a four-year letterwinner in golf at SLU and served as team captain his senior season while leading the team in stroke average.
Upon graduation, he served as an assistant golf professional at Bay Tree Resort in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. before returning to SLU to become head coach in 1988. Baldwin was one of the youngest Division I head coaches in the country (22 years, 11 months) at the time.
Baldwin has a wife, Amanda, and is the father of two daughters, Brienne and Hailey, as well as a stepdaughter, Hannah.