Longtime Austin Peay golf head coach Kirk Kayden has been hired to take over the program at Mercer, according to several media reports Thursday night.
Kayden was hired at Austin Peay in August of 2004. He replaces Steve Bradley, who resigned earlier this month to take over the program at South Florida.
Kayden confirmed the move in a Thursday phone interview with The Leaf Chronicle in Clarksville, Tennessee.
“I was always pretty picky over the years,” Kayden said. “You’re trying to look for a great opportunity, and this was one.”
Austin Peay announced Kayden's resignation Thursday. Mercer athletics director Jim Cole didn't comment on the Bears' search earlier in the day.