Columbia College selected John Utley to be its men's and women's golf coach Tuesday. The Cougars will begin competing in the NAIA during the 2012-2013 school year.
Utley has been a volunteer assistant coach for the Missouri men's golf team since 2009.
He will have a year to recruit players and schedule tournaments before they compete in the American Midwest Conference.
Utley played on Missouri's golf team for four years and was an Honorable Mention All-American as a senior. He was a member of the Nationwide Tour in 1992.