FORT MYERS, Fla. – Newly-appointed FGCU men’s golf head coach Brent Jensen announced the addition of Taylor “BoBo” Marshall to the 2010-11 roster on Thursday. Marshall, a native of Monroe, Ga., will be a freshman and have four years of eligibility.
“We are excited to have BoBo joining our program,” said Jensen, who served as an assistant coach at FGCU for the previous two seasons before being named head coach on July 7. “We feel as though BoBo will make a great impact on our team both on and off the golf course. Our team will be very competitive this season and we’re expecting great things from our freshmen. I’m looking forward to the start of the season and for the opportunity to coach a great group of guys.”
A multi-sport star at Prince Avenue Christian School, Taylor was a four-year letterwinner on the golf team. Taylor earned All-County and All-Region honors in each of his four seasons, guiding Prince Avenue Christian to back-to-back Georgia State Tournaments. The 6-foot-2 left-hander produced a 74.5 stroke average over 36 rounds at 18 tournaments as a senior, highlighted by a season-low 67.
In the summer of the 2009, Taylor took home first place at a Georgia State Golf Association (GSGA) event by shooting a 69 at his home course of Monroe Golf & Country Club.
Taylor was also the starting fullback and linebacker on the football team, finishing his career as the school’s all-time leader in tackles with 262. His athleticism also allowed him to rush for 892 yards as a senior en route to earn All-County and All-Region honors for the fourth straight year.
Taylor will join 10 returners from last year’s club that finished second at the 2010 Atlantic Sun Championship, produced three tournament titles and seven top-5 finishes in 2009-10.