Marshall Cropper
Marshall  Cropper

Head Coach

Alma Mater (YR):
UMES '67


Waters, Hawks Place Eighth At The PGA Minority Championship

Waters’ strong round two gives him a top-10 finish


Hawks Finish Seventh At MEAC Championship

Hawks unable to rebound from slow start


Hawks Place 11TH At The B-CU Gary Freeman Spring Invitational

Eastern Shore concludes Florida Trip


Hawks Take Third At The FAMU Spring Invitational

Cooper with another top 10 performance


Cropper, Hawks Announce 2017 Spring Schedule

Hawks will compete in two championship events


Men's Golf (Maryland Eastern Shore Collegiate Challenge - 10.17-10.18.2016)

Men's Golf at the inaugural Maryland Eastern Shore Collegiate Challenge (Photos by Todd Dudek)


2016 Harry's

2016 Harry's (Photos by Megan Raymond)


UMES Men's Golf at the 2016 PGA Minority Championships

UMES Golf at the 2016 PGA Minority Championships in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (Photos by Kyle Serba & UMES Media Relations)


UMES Men's Golf at the PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship

UMES Men's Golf competing at the PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship (Photos by Kyle Serba & UMES Media Relations)


2015 "The Harry's"

2015 "The Harry's" (Photo by Lloydlee Heite)

Marshall Cropper enters his fifth season as the second head coach of the UMES men's golf team after taking over in 2012.

During the 2015-16 campaign, Coach Cropper guided the program to its first tournament victory as a NCAA Division I program at the SWAC/SIAC Collegiate Challenge. Later on, he steered the club to another tournament win at the Virginia State Trojan Fall Classic.

He has served as the coordinator of UMES Golf Academy since its founding in 2004. UMES is one of just 18 universities, and the only HBCU, to have an accredited PGA Golf Management Program. He manages the day-to-day operations of the academy, including regulating the outdoor driving range, indoor facilities and maintenence equipment for the Academy. He also plans fundraiser activities, including the annual UMES Art Shell Celebrity Golf Tournament at Great Hope Golf Course. Furthermore, Cropper has taught introduction golf classes to the student body since the return of the program.

Previous to coming back to Princess Anne, Cropper worked for the D.C. Department of Environmental Services, D.C. Department of Recreation and most recently the MJC Management and Consulting Services.

Cropper graduated from UMES (then Maryland State College) in 1967 with a degree in physical education after playing as a double-sport athlete in Princess Anne. He played tight end for the football team, earning All-CIAA honors in 1966, and also played on the baseball team at first base and right field. He earned his Master's Degree in 1975 from National Graduate University and was inducted into the UMES Athletics Hall of Fame in 1982.

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