Sykes led the Wolfpack to its first ACC men's golf championship in 1990 and recruited and coached Matt Hill, the Wolfpack's first NCAA individual champion (2009).
Under the guidance of Sykes, NC State has earned:
47 All-ACC selections
Six ACC individual champions
Five NCAA Regional individual champions
Three ACC Rookies of the Year
Two ACC Players of the Year
Many of Sykes' former golfers--including Tim Clark and Carl Pettersson--are still having success in the professional ranks.