Kaz Kazadi was named the new Director of Athletic Performance at Arkansas State on Thursday.
Kazadi was most recently the Associate Athletics Director for Athletic Performance at Baylor ofr nine years.
He was named the 2013 FBS Strength and Conditioning Coach of the year by American Football Monthly.
Kazadi was reassigned in late March.
Baylor athletics released this statement then: “Kaz Kazadi has been reassigned duties outside the Athletics Performance Staff. Baylor Athletics acknowledges his years of service, and we appreciate his focus on our student-athletes and programs.”
Perrine and Dossey grab All-American honors
Baylor men’s golfers Matthew Perrine and Cooper Dossey are on the 2017 Division I PING All-America Teams, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced Thursday.
Perrine is on the GCAA All-America Third Team and Dossey is an honorable mention All-America selection.
Dossey and Perrine were previously chosen as Golfweek All-Americans last week, with Dossey on the third team and Perrine joining teammate Braden Bailey among honorable mention selections. The trio gives Baylor 15 total All-America honorees in program history, including four All-Americans in three seasons under head coach Mike McGraw.
Perrine is the seventh player in program history named to one of the three GCAA All-America Teams, joining Kory Bowman (1994), Aaron Pellegrom (2000), Jimmy Walker (2001) and Joakim Mikkelsen (2012), Ryan Baca (2006) and Kyle Jones (2015).
Perrine earned GCAA All-America Third Team honors after posting a 71.35 stroke average that was the fourth-best single-season mark in school history.
He earned All-Central Region, All-Big 12, Academic All-Big 12 and Big 12 All-Tournament Team recognition, and he was named Big 12 Golfer of the Month in October.
Dossey had a breakout freshman season that included becoming the first BU player to earn one of five sports on the GCAA All-Freshmen Team. He also earned Big 12 Newcomer of the Year, All-Big 12, All-Central Region and Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team honors, and he became Baylor’s first freshman to earn Big 12 Golfer of the Month. Dossey played 23 of 37 rounds at par or better and recorded a 71.19 stroke average, which was the third-best single-season mark in school history.