A former Ottawa University All-American was selected to take over the Braves golf program.

Phil McClintock was selected head coach of Ottawa’s men’s and women’s golf teams.

McClintock replaces Wendell Smith, who left the university to pursue other opportunities.

“Coach McClintock has been an extraordinary staff member in our athletic department for the past five years,” Arabie Conner, director of athletics said. “We feel fortunate to have someone already on staff ready and prepared to take over the leadership role for our golf program.

“Coach McClintock is a gifted and dedicated educator, great mentor for our students and excellent recruiter.

“We strongly believe coach McClintock’s past experiences coaching and playing golf have prepared him for this opportunity and look forward to what he will bring to the program.”

McClintock will continue as the OU men’s basketball associate head coach.

Before coming to OU, McClintock was the head coach of the Salem High School golf team from 2012 to 2015.

“I’d like to thank the Ottawa University administration, particularly director of athletics, Arabie Conner, for this opportunity,” McClintock said. “I’d also like to thank [men’s basketball] coach [Aaron] Siebenthall for trusting me to take on this role, while maintaining my position with men’s basketball. I can’t wait to meet the golfers and hit the ground running this fall.”

While at SHS, he was in charge of the Salem Invitational Golf Tournament, had two golfers qualify for the Missouri State Tournament, and coached multiple all-conference and all-district players.

McClintock played golf since he was eight-years-old and played in a number of charity golf tournaments. He was a member of the championship team at the inaugural KCAC Championships of Character Golf Tournament in 2016.

Prior to becoming the head coach at Salem High School, McClintock worked for two years at the Tanglewood Golf Course in Fulton, Missouri, while he was an assistant men’s basketball coach at William Woods University.

While at WWU, he was the recruiting coordinator, worked individually with post players, and assisted with budgeting.

McClintock graduated from OU in January of 2010 with a bachelor of arts in physical education. As a member of the OU men’s basketball team, he helped the Braves to a KCAC regular season championship, a KCAC tournament championship, two NAIA Division II National Tournament appearances, and two NAIA ‘Sweet 16’ appearances.

He was a two-time first team All-KCAC selection and a two-time NAIA honorable mention All-American.

McClintock also made his mark in the OU record book. He is ranked in the top 10 in scoring (1,644), rebounding (810), steals (167), field goals attempted (1,169), field goals made (595), 3-pt field goals attempted (387), 3-pt field goals made (150), 3-pt field goal percentage (.387), free throws made (307), free throw percentage (.805), blocked shots (135), season scoring (691), season field goals attempted (494), season field goals made (247), season field goal percentage (.546), season steals (78), season blocked shots (48), single game rebounds (21), single game assists (10), single game steals (7), season scoring average (20.9), and season free throw percentage (.828).

McClintock graduated from William Woods University in May of 2012 with a master of athletics and activities administration degree.