Tragic Loss of Eric Quinn, Assistant coach at Oglethorpe University Died Unexpectedly

Last Updated on November 4, 2023, 2:51 pm

Eric Quinn, an assistant coach at Oglethorpe University and a former golfer, passed away on November 1, Wednesday afternoon. He died at the age of 32.

Eric Quinn Dead
Eric Quinn (Image via Facebook)

His untimely demise left the community in mourning and loss; Eric’s death cause is still unknown. His family has released no official statement regarding his death.

Oglethorpe University Athletics released Eric’s death news through a Facebook post with a statement;

“We announce with heavy hearts that Eric Quinn ’13 died away on Wednesday afternoon. Eric was named the 2012 SCAC player of the year, a member of the squad that won the national championship in 2012, and an NCAA all-America pick in 2013. He returned as an assistant coach for two terms after graduating, beginning in 2015.”

Eric’s sudden demise left a void in the hearts of his loved ones. He left the world by leaving behind his wife, Barbara Quinn, alone. Our Thoughts and Condolences go out to his family, friends, and Oglethorpe community in this devastating time. However, his funeral details have not been released yet; the family needs some time to heal.

About Eric Quinn

Eric was a resident of Atlanta, Georgia, and belonged to Norcross, Georgia. He was an assistant coach and a golfer at Oglethorpe University.

Eric helped the Oglethorpe men’s golf team win the 2012 NCAA Division III National Championship and led the Petrels to the top spot in the country for a significant portion of the 2012–13 campaign. In addition to becoming an all-American in 2013, he was named the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference’s (SCAC) player of the year in 2012.

With four major tournament victories during his career, he sits fifth all-time in Oglethorpe history. Eric was a two-year captain of the Stormy Petrels who was selected to the all-conference squad each of his four years of competition. In 2012, his best first-round score of 67 set a record for the SCAC title.

His 54-hole total of 213 is the third-best score in SCAC championship history. After his remarkable playing career, Eric earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Oglethorpe and went on to compete in Georgia’s mini-tour. He participated in numerous competitions on the Open Golf Atlanta Tour and the Peach State Pro Tour. His finest results came in 2013 and 2015 when he placed fourth at the Trophy Club of Atlanta Championship.

In 2015, Eric returned to Oglethorpe as an assistant golf coach, helping primarily with the women’s team. Eric spent seven seasons at his alma mater, helping the Petrels achieve unheard-of success. It was during his tenure that the women’s program produced Sarah Hsu, the first-ever all-America first-team selection.

Many of his friends and admirers are sharing tributes and condolences on social media; according to their posts, Eric was a wonderful, kind, hearted person and was cherished by his loved ones. Eric’s legacy will always endure; he will be dearly missed. Prayers for him; Rest in Peace, Eric Quinn.


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