Mike Cook is coach of the Coastal Georgia golf team that began competition with the 2010-11 season. In 2014-15, the Mariners won a second consecutive NAIA national title under his leadership. Cook has been a PGA professional since 1987. He earned 1982 All-SEC and All-American honors playing for University of Georgia.
College of Coastal Georgia moved to 4-yr status and NAIA membership in 2012 The school joined the Southern States Athletic Conference in 2012-13.
Coastal Georgia, in first after 36 holes, faded to fourth in the end at the 2018 NAIA Championship at TPC at Deere Run in Silvis, Ill. Oklahoma City won its fifth national title in nine years, shooting a 9-under 1127 to beat runner-up Dalton State by 13 strokes. Rounding out the top five were Texas Wesleyan in third, Coastal Georgia in fourth and Keiser University in fifth. Dalton State's S.M. Lee won the national individual title with a 12-under 272 (69-68-66-69).
A total of 80 sub-par rounds were posted over 72 holes. The top 17 teams made the 54-hole cut at 219. The course was par 71 and measured 7,066 yards.
The Mariners had a pair finish among the top 10. Mark Johnson tied for third (69-72-71-69=281), while Harrison Stafford tied for sixth (74-72-67-69=282).
Coastal Georgia broke par during the final round and finished third in the 2018 Sun Conference Championship at Plantation Preserve Golf Club in Plantation, Fla. South Carolina Beaufort and Keiser dueled for three rounds, with the Sand Sharks shooting a 9-under 853 to win by one stroke. The course was par 72, measuring 7,021 yards and produced an average 18-hole score of 75.9 strokes.
The Mariners' Mark Johnson won the Sun medal by two strokes with a 7-under 209 (70-70-69). Chip Thompson was 11th (75-70-72=217).
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Coastal Georgia competed but didn't make the 36-hole cut in the 2017 NAIA Championship, and second in the Sun Conference Championship.
Coastal Georgia placed 11th in the 2016 NAIA Championship, and second in the NAIA Southern States Athletic Conference Championship.
The Mariners rode two strong rounds on the way to winning the 2015 NAIA Championship, and placed third in the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) Championship.
College of Coastal Georgia won the 2014 NAIA Championship, and placed second in the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) Championship.
In its inaugural NAIA conference tournament, Coastal Georgia finished third in the 2013 SSAC Championship.
The Mariners placed fourth in the 2011 NJCAA D-II National Championship.