In 32 years of coaching, University of Florida men's golf head coach Buddy Alexander has made significant contributions to enhance not only the Gator program, but college golf as a whole. Alexander's experience and success are the main reason why top recruits throughout the nation come to Gainesville every year to play for Florida. Alexander’s accomplishments are so revered that he has already earned a spot in the Golf Coaches’ Association of America's Hall of Fame.
A two-time All-American as a collegiate golfer, Alexander graduated from Georgia Southern in 1975 and later collected several amateur titles. Two years after earning his bachelor's degree in recreation, he won the 1977 Eastern Amateur Championship. In 1986, he won the U.S. Amateur Championship and was a member of the World Cup Team. The following year, he represented the U.S. in the Walker Cup. Success continued for Alexander in the 1990s, as he captured medalist honors at the Florida State Amateur.