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Chris Williams, who was named director of operations for Coosa Junior Golf Academy in 2017, holds a B.Ed. in Physical Education from The University of Memphis and has nearly three decades of experience working in independent school and collegiate athletics. Prior to his work at Darlington, he led the golf program and served as uniform and equipment coordinator for the athletic program at Collegiate School in Richmond, Va.. As a coach at Collegiate, he led the team to its first state golf championship in 2012. Williams was named State Golf Coach of the Year by the Virginia Independent School Athletic Association in 2012 and received the Prep Sportsmanship Team Award in 2013, 2015, and 2016. He is also a three-time Prep League Golf Coach of the Year (2013, 2015 and 2017). His wife, Lindy, is Darlington's director of enrollment management.


Brian Albertson a Class A Member of the PGA, is head golf pro at Coosa Country Club and director of Coosa Junior Golf Academy. A Master Clubfitter, he has taught several PGA Tour players as well as over 60 college golfers. Albertson currently serves as president of the Georgia PGA and the Rome Junior Golf Association. He is also a member of the National PGA President’s Council and the National PGA Ambassador Program Committee. In 2001, he founded the Georgia PGA Junior Tour and was named Ping Georgia Clubfitter of the Year. In 2010, he was named the American Junior Golf Association Golf Professional of the Year.


Tripp Powell, assistant golf professional at Coosa Country Club, has spent the last decade working in the golf industry. His teaching strengths include the short game and the mental game. A former Shorter College standout, Powell played four years of varsity golf and graduated with a degree in business administration. In 2006, he was named SSAC All-Conference and placed third in the Georgia Public Links.



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