Coach has brought successful playing career experience and work-ethic to UCF.
Bill Rankin joined Bryce Wallor's staff as an assistant coach at UCF in July 2011. A former collegiate standout at Michigan, Rankin helped the Knights enjoy great success during his first campaign in Orlando.
UCF advanced to the NCAA Championship for the fifth time in program history, finishing tied for 19th at the event. The Knights, who won three tournament titles during the year, spent the entire season in the top 25 nationally, moving as high as No. 6.
With Rankin's mentorship, several Knights recorded impressive campaigns. Brad Schneider, Ricardo Gouveia and Jose Joia earned PING All-Southeast Region honors. Gouveia was selected as the Conference USA Newcomer of the Year and joined Schneider on the All-C-USA First Team. Joia and Greg Eason were named to the all-conference second team.
Rankin played at Michigan from 2005-09. As a senior, he was co-captain of a squad that recorded the best season in school history, tying for third at the NCAA Championship. A native of Traverse City, Mich., Rankin competed in 44 events as a Wolverine, and registered 21 top-30 finishes.
Before turning pro in 2010, Rankin was ranked as high as No. 114 in the World Amateur Rankings. He played in the 2007 and 2009 U.S. Amateur Championship, advanced to the round of 32 at the 2008 British Amateur and advanced to U.S. Open sectionals in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.
After concluding his college eligibility, Rankin worked as an undergraduate assistant at Michigan in 2009, assisting with practice organization and the management of the Wolverine Intercollegiate.
In 2010, Rankin participated in pre-qualifying and then the first stage of the PGA TOUR Q-School.
Rankin graduated from Michigan in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in sociology.