Central Michigan University announced on Thursday that it is adding a men's golf program to its varsity sports lineup beginning in the 2022-23 season.
CMU is currently under the six men's varsity sport requirement for Football Bowl Subdivision status after ending its indoor and outdoor men's track and field programs last year. The school asked for and was granted a waiver that lasts through the next academic year.
Since the track and field programs were cut, Amy Folan was hired as the new athletic director in October.
“We have been working diligently toward this goal since I joined CMU 10 months ago. The financial challenges that forced changes in the sports we sponsor remain,” Folan said.
CMU will be the ninth Mid-American Conference school to compete in men's golf. The school offered men's golf as a varsity sport from 1936-85 and competed in the MAC from 1974 until the program was discontinued.
The Chippewas' women's golf program started in the 2014-15 academic year.
The school will begin an immediate national search for a head coach.
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This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Central Michigan to add varsity men's golf program in 2022-23