BELTON, Texas—The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (UMHB) is excited to announce the Randy and Caroline Mann Endowed Scholarship. Former players, friends, and family raised $100,000 to endow this scholarship in honor of Randy and Caroline to impact the lives of UMHB students for years to come.
"Caroline and I are so surprised to learn that our friends and family have been working to establish this scholarship," said Randy Mann. "We are humbled by their generosity and can't wait to see how this scholarship affects future UMHB students."
Randy joined UMHB in 1999 as the head men's golf coach and led the Cru to its first American Southwest Conference Championship in 2001. Under his leadership, the golf program won three ASC titles. He also led the Cru men to their first-ever NCAA Division III National Championship Tournament berth in 2001 before being promoted to Associate Athletic Director in 2008. Mann was responsible for athletic event management, ticketing, and various other administrative duties in that role. In 2012, Randy became the Vice President for Athletics and served in that role until 2021. During that time, he led UMHB Athletics to two National Championships and 17 ASC Championships.
"The Manns have impacted many lives in the past 20 years at UMHB," said university president Dr. Randy O'Rear. "I am grateful to those who gave so generously to create this scholarship to honor Randy and Caroline's lives of service. I cannot think of two people more deserving."
Randy Mann is a 1980 graduate of Tarleton State University in Stephenville, and he received his master's degree from Tarleton in 1998 before coming to UMHB. In 2019, he was awarded an honorary membership in the UMHB Alumni Association.
Caroline, originally from Crawford, Texas, graduated from UMHB with her BBA in 1983. She has enjoyed a long career at McLane Company, working as Assistant Treasurer.