Balak adds Minzel to Husker staff


Nebraska Men’s Golf Head Coach Brett Balak rounded out its coaching staff with the hiring of Lincoln native Travis Minzel on Tuesday, July 20.

Minzel, a team captain as a golfer on the 2004 Nebraska Wesleyan team coached by Balak who qualified for the NCAA Division III Championships, brings to the Husker staff a solid credential and a passion for help young players improve their games.

“Travis is going to be a great assistant coach for Nebraska,” said Balak. “He was a great player for me and continued to be an outstanding amateur player in Nebraska. He is a fierce competitor and will be a diligent and effective recruiter due to his work ethic and organizational skills.

A graduate of Lincoln High School, Minzel received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Nebraska Wesleyan in 2004. He has worked professionally in private companies since graduating, but has remained extremely active in the golf community of Canada. Nebraska.

“I am very grateful for this great opportunity and am ready to get down to work to continue to build and develop the Husker golf program,” said Minzel.

From 2017 to 2019, Minzel was a member of the Nebraska Golf Association Tournament Committee. Three-time Nebraska mid-amateur champion with wins in 2010, 2011 and most recently in 2018, Minzel is also a two-time Nebraska four-ball champion (2011, 2015). In 2010, he was a member of the USGA Nebraska State Team.

After his senior season at the Nebraska Wesleyan, Minzel was the 2004 Nebraska Match Play champion. He was also a Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar as a senior for the Prairie Wolves.

Three-time Class A qualifier at Lincoln High (1997, 1998, 1999), Minzel spent his first two college seasons assisting Northeast Community College Norfolk at the NJCAA national tournaments in 2001 and 2002. He was a member of the Dakota du South. men’s golf program in the fall of 2002 before being transferred to Nebraska Wesleyan.

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