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Falconer's Legacy Carries On With New Event

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jenniferanne66@hotmail.com or lcalcatera@atu.edu. Falconer served as head men’s golf coach at Arkansas Tech from 1989 until the time of his passing on June 11, 2011. He is the only coach to ever lead a team from Arkansas to the Gulf South Conference men’s golf championship. The Wonder Boys earned that title in 2004. He also led the Arkansas Tech men’s golf program to four Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference titles (1992, 1993, 1994 and 1995), three berths in the NAIA National Tournament (1993, 1994 and 1995) and seven appearances in NCAA Division II postseason competition (1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2009 and 2010). Highly regarded for his knowledge in coaching defense, Falconer served as assistant men’s basketball coach at Arkansas Tech from 1987-95. During that time, the Wonder Boys enjoyed seven 20-win seasons and won four AIC basketball titles (1988, 1993, 1994 and 1995). Falconer helped the 1994-95 Arkansas Tech men’s basketball team finish with an overall record of 29-6 and a berth in the NAIA National Tournament semifinals. Following the end of his basketball coaching career, Falconer maintained his duties as golf coach and also oversaw athletic facilities management at Arkansas Tech. Following Falconer's death in 2011, one of his former players --- Luke Calcatera --- was named to succeed him as head golf coach for the Wonder Boys. Calcatera has earned back-to-back Great American Conference coach of the year honors in his first two seasons at the helm of the Arkansas Tech men's golf program. The Wonder Boys captured the GAC championship and reached the NCAA Division II regionals during the 2012-13 season.]]>