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Head Women’s Golf Coach, Vanderbilt University
Greg Allen, considered one of the outstanding collegiate golf coaches in the NCAA, enters his fifth season at the helm of the Vanderbilt women's golf program.
Allen made an impact in his first four seasons - his Commodores have been to four consecutive NCAA Regionals and broke through in 2010 to finish seventh at the NCAA National Championship in Wilmington, N.C. Also in 2010, he coached the SEC Player of the Year in Marina Alex and had two freshmen make the All-SEC Freshmen team in the spring of 2010 in Anna Leigh Keith and Lauren Stratton.
In 2011, his Commodore team qualified for the NCAA Championship after winning a one-hole playoff against Florida State in the NCAA East Regional. It is Allen's second consecutive trip to the national championship as Vanderbilt's coach and eighth overall. He also guided Vanderbilt to their first back-to-back top 10 finishes at the NCAA Championship after his 2011 squad ended the event in a tie for 10th place. Two of his players, Alex and senior Megan Grehan, were named to the All-SEC Second team at the end of the regular season.
Allen came to Vanderbilt after a seven-year tenure as the head coach at the University of Arizona, where he twice won the Pac-10 Conference, finished as NCAA runner-up in 2002 and coached Lorena Ochoa - currently the No. 1 ranked player on the LPGA Tour - among nine other All-Americans.
Allen had a lengthy record of achievement at Arizona during his seven years there. In addition to his Pac-10 titles and 10 All-Americans, he coached eight NCAA All-Scholars, 13 Academic All-Pac-10 student-athletes, three NCAA Players of the Year, two National Freshmen of the Year, three Pac-10 Players of the Year, two Curtis Cup selections and 21 All-Pac-10 performers. Two of his players won three Golfstat Cup Award for the nation's lowest stroke average. His Wildcat teams also won nine tournament championships and registered 28 individual victories. Allen has also coached LPGA and PGA stars Natalie Gulbis, Erica Blasberg, Laura Myerscough, and David Gossett during his coaching career.
Allen arrived at Arizona after serving as assistant men's golf coach at Texas from 1998-2000. He helped lead the 1999-2000 Longhorns to a banner year that included the NCAA Central Region championship and a fifth-place finish at the NCAA Championship, its highest finish in five years. The squad ended the season ranked No. 8 in the final MasterCard Collegiate Rankings. The 1998-99 team had its best showing in six years, as it earned three tournament victories and finished in the top three in seven of its 13 competitions. Well known for his rapport with collegiate players, Allen handled many of the day-to-day operations for the Longhorns and assisted head coach John Fields with scheduling, recruiting and coaching at practices and tournaments.
Prior to that he was Director of Tournament Operations for the American Junior Golf Association in Roswell, Ga., where he spent five years as both director of tournament operations and tournament director. While in Roswell, Allen was responsible for planning and executing 47 national junior golf tournaments and other AJGA events. He oversaw all AJGA tournaments and was responsible for the supervision of eight tournament directors, as well as the hiring of 24 summer interns.
He is a native of Beechmont, Kentucky and graduated from Murray State in 1993 with a degree in journalism. As a student, he worked in the sports information office, where he was a liaison for numerous sports, including golf. Prior to graduation, Allen worked two summers as a communications intern for the AJGA, where he was responsible for all on-site media relations at 10 national junior golf tournaments.
He and his wife Julie, a swim coach who competed in the 1988 Olympic trials, have four children, Maggie (16), Mollie (12), Mason (10) and Mabry Jane (3).
Head Coach, Troy University
Now in his sixth year at Troy, Matt Terry has a distinction very few in the Division I golf circle has - he serves as head coach of both the men's and women's golf teams. During his tenure at Troy, he has led both programs to top 10 finishes and tournament titles on a regular basis, while balancing double the administrative duties.
Prior to coming to Troy, Terry served as the head coach at Shelton State Community College in Tuscaloosa, Ala. During his three seasons there, he led the Buccaneers to the national tournament three times, finishing in third place twice before winning the championship in 2002.
A native of Moulton, Ala., Terry has been an avid golfer since dropping baseball to concentrate on the sport in high school. He has served as director of the Tuscaloosa Junior Golf Tour, supervising up to 175 children ages 8 to 18. Terry also has experience as a teacher, serving as the assistant pro at the Turtle Creek Golf Club in Rockledge, Fla.
Terry has professional experience playing on the Hooters, Central Florida/Tommy Armour and North Florida PGA Winter tours. He also participated in the 1988 PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament, better known as q-school.
Born in Augusta, Ga., Terry received a marketing degree from Alabama in 1996. He is married to the former Dixie McCreless and has two children, Mya (6) and Alyssa (3).
Head Coach, Kennesaw State
Following a season of unprecedented success, Jay Moseley returns for his third season as head men's golf coach at Kennesaw State University.
Moseley, the reigning Atlantic Sun Conference Men's Golf Coach of the Year, guided the Owls to their first-ever appearance at the NCAA Championships last season. En route to the NCAA Championships, Moseley's squad won the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship for the first time, in addition to four other tournaments during the season. The program earned a pair of First Team All-Conference awards (Jeff Karlsson and Matt Nagy), one A-Sun All-Freshman team award (Jonathan Klotz), and five A-Sun Golfer of the Week awards. In addition, Karlsson was named a Division I PING Second Team All-America honoree and the A-Sun Men's Golfer of the Year.
The only place other than the golf course where the Owls achieved more success was in the classroom.Everyone on the roster finished the Fall 2010 semester with a grade point average of at least 3.0. Eight members of the team also earned A-Sun All-Academic honors. Karlsson was named a 2010-11 Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar, and to cap the academic achievements, Ben Greene was named the NCAA Elite 88 recipient for the men's golf championships, given to the competitor at the finals of the NCAA Championships who has the highest grade point average.
Moseley took over the Owls program as a first-time head coach in the Fall of 2009. Prior to arriving in Kennesaw, he served as a graduate assistant at Auburn University. The Bainbridge, Ga., native helped Auburn to six top 10 finishes including a second place finish at the Jerry Pate Invitational. Moseley worked under the head coach Mike Griffin, assistant coach Ryan Cabbage and his responsibilities including running practice sessions, tournament qualifying, recruiting research, player development and numerous administrative duties.
Moseley was also a four-year letterwinner at Auburn. As a student-athlete, Moseley was a the three-year co-captain and was an Honorable Mention All-America and First Team All-Southeastern Conference selection in his senior year. During his four-year playing career at Auburn, Moseley played in 42 events and currently holds the Auburn record for low 36-hole and 54-hole totals. He also set the Tigers record with a 14-under par 202 at the John Burns Invitational where he shot a career low round of 6-under par 66 in the first round.
In 2007-08, he enjoyed his finest collegiate season earning First Team All-SEC honors as well as being named Third Team Golfweek All-American, Honorable Mention Ping All-American and Cleveland Golf All-American Scholar. In addition, Moseley became the first-ever golfer to win the prestigious Cliff Hare Award. The annual award is the highest honor bestowed upon a student-athlete at Auburn and is presented to the student-athlete who excels in athletic and scholarship achievement as well as showing great degrees of leadership, integrity and courage.
Moseley received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Auburn and earned a Master of Science degree Higher Education Administration with a Sport Management minor. He is married to the former Kelly Blaser, and the couple resides in Marietta, Ga.
Head Men's Coach, Mercer University
Mercer Athletic Director Jim Cole announced the addition of Steve Bradley as the university’s new head men’s golf coach at a press conference on August 2, 2011. Bradley joined the Mercer athletics staff after spending three seasons as the top assistant at the University of Florida.
Bradley’s time at Florida saw the Gators advance to three NCAA National Championships, finishing with 19th, 23rd and 11th place finishes from 2009-2011. In 2010-11, the team captured five tournament wins and finished in the top-five in eight of 13 tournaments. That season, the team also captured the Southeastern Conference Championship.
A year earlier, the Gators collected eight top-five finishes and three tournament victories.
Prior to coaching the Gators, Bradley spent eight years working in sales for CDW, based out of Chicago, Ill.
Bradley graduated from Florida in 1999 after spending two seasons as a member of the Gator’s golf team. His junior year - his first in Gainesville - saw him garner All-SEC second-team honors and post his best collegiate finish as a runner-up in the 1998 Morris Williams Intercollegiate.
A year later, Bradley had assumed the role of team captain and led the team to the 1999 SEC Conference Championship.
Before transferring to Florida in the fall of 1997, Bradley spent two seasons competing for Florida State. During his sophomore year, Bradley led Florida State with five top-20 finishes.
As an amateur, Bradley won the 1996 Florida State Amateur title and also qualified for the 1994 U.S. Amateur.
Bradley is married to the former Jen Meeker. The couple has a 16 month old daughter, Campbell.
Assistant Men's Coach, Mercer University
Jacob Davidson was introduced as Mercer's men's golf assistant coach on August 25, 2011.
Davidson, a 2011 graduate of the University of North Florida joins the Mercer athletic department after a four-year playing career with the Ospreys. During his time at UNF, Davidson competed in 14 events and averaged 76.6 strokes per round.
Davidson’s career highlights include firing a 68 in the second round of the 2011 Schenkel Invitational and a tie for 22nd place at the 2011 SunTrust Gator Invitational. Last spring, he competed in the NCAA South Central Regional, carding a 231 in 54 holes of competition.
At Mercer, Davidson’s responsibilities include assisting with the course management, practice instruction, day-to-day operations, recruiting and coordination of the annual Brickyard Collegiate Golf Championship.
A four-time A-Sun All-Academic honoree, Davidson plans to continue his education in Mercer’s Business Administration graduate program.
Head Men's Coach, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
In his six seasons as head coach, Mark Guhne (pronounced JUNE) has led his alma mater to unprecedented heights in men's golf. Guhne has spearheaded a consistent presence in the national rankings.
Twice Chattanooga has achieved a No. 1 ranking. This first occurred in the fall of 2008. The Mocs again reached the pinnacle in the fall of 2009.
His 2010-11 squad showcased his ability to continue moving the program forward. His No. 1-ranked squads did so with a remarkably similar roster. The 2010-11 team had just one junior (Stephan Jaeger) and a sophomore (Steven Fox) to go with three freshmen in the lineup.
That group had the fewest losses in Guhne's six seasons with just 41 in 11 events. The young squad had many memorable moments. They knocked off three top 15 programs in national runner-up Georgia, Stanford and Iowa in a week's time finishing second at the Linger Longer and LSU National Invites to Alabama and LSU, respectively.
UTC boasted two medalist wins as well. Redshirt freshman Chris Robb won in his second collegiate event shooting nine-under par at the Springhill Suites Collegiate in fall. Jaeger captured his first win against a strong field at LSU shooting seven under and winning by seven as the only player to beat par for the 54 holes.
Jaeger repeated as SoCon Golfer of Year and PING All-Region. He was joined on the All-SoCon team by Steven Fox and Benni Weilguni. Jaeger also earned Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar recognition.
The Mocs ended the season ranked No 38 on the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index and No. 36 on Golfstat while receiving votes on the Golf World/NIKE Coaches Poll. UTC also made its fifth straight trip to regionals.
The 2009-10 squad matched the No. 1 ranking from the previous fall after a runner-up finish at the prestigious Carpet Capital Collegiate. Guhne led his team to a win at the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate and a fourth-consecutive NCAA Regional berth that season with several individual accolades.
Jaeger earned his first Southern Conference Golfer of the Year honor as he and senior Derek Rende claimed PING All-Region as well. It was Rende's third such nod and Jaeger's second in as many years. Rende earned a fourth All-SoCon team selection, while Jaeger garnered his second. Rende also scored his second Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar nod.
The first No. 1 national ranking came early in the fall of 2008 after the Mocs opened with wins at the Aldila Scenic City Invitational and at the prestigious Carpet Capital Collegiate. The Mocs won their third straight Southern Conference Championship and in its third NCAA Regional appearance, Guhne's charges earned their way to the NCAA Finals at Inverness.
The third-place finish in the 2009 South Central Regional was not the only highlight during the 2008-09 season. Three wins in 2008-09 coupled with another top 25 final ranking showed the Mocs commitment toward developing consistency on the national scene.
Among the three wins in 2008-09 was a third straight Southern Conference Championship. Rende and Ben Rickett were joined on the All-SoCon team by Jaeger who also earned Freshman of the Year honors in the league. It was the third year the Mocs placed three or more student-athletes on the all-league squad.
For the first time in school history, the Mocs posted three members on the PING All-Region team. Rende repeated on the team and was joined by Rickett and Jaeger. Rende became the first Mocs golfer to earn Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar honors.
The 2007-08 season saw the Mocs finish in the top 15 of the three major rankings with a high of No. 12 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Ratings Index. Chattanooga ranked No. 14 in the Golf World/Nike Golf Coaches' Poll as well as in the Golfstat rankings. The team set a school record with five team titles, breaking the previous season mark of four.
Individually, the Mocs placed three players in the top 100 rankings (Golfweek/Sagarin) in Jonathan Hodge (26), Derek Rende (74) and Fredrik Qvicker (88), as well as in the Golfstat Cup with Hodge at 18, Rende at 66 and Qvicker at 99. Hodge set the single-season record with three titles in 2007-08 repeating as SoCon Golfer of the Year.
With Guhne at the helm, the Mocs have won 14 team titles and eight medalist honors. Guhne has three SoCon Coach of the Year honors, and his players have won four Player of the Year awards, two Freshman of the Year and had 17 all-conference selections under his tutelage to go with second-team All-America honors for Hodge in 2008 as well as eight All-Region mentions.
His first season (2006), Chattanooga posted its best conference finish (tie 3rd) in 20 years and Guhne earned his first Coach of the Year honor. He followed that by leading the Mocs to their first Southern Conference title since 1987 in 2007, with Jonathan Hodge earning SoCon Player of the Year, Derek Rende, Freshman of the Year, and Guhne, Coach of the Year once again. The Mocs finished 2006-07 ranked 47th in the nation.
As part of the growth of the student-athlete, Guhne encourages aggressive summer tournament schedules. In recent years, the Mocs had four players qualify for the U.S. Amateur, three in 2007 in Jonathan Hodge, Derek Rende and Bryce Ledford. Jaeger qualified in 2011.
Fredrik Qvicker finished as low amateur at the 2007 Scandanavian Masters, while Ben Rickett qualified for the 2007 English Amateur, finishing in the final 16, and the 2008 British and English Ams. Rickett, Qvicker and Jaeger all advanced to match play at the Amateur together in 2009.
Rende won the 2007 Tennessee State Open and then followed in 2008 with a win at the Tennessee State Amateur. Hodge qualified for the Western Refining All-American in 2008 and played a phenomenal summer schedule which included a third-round finish at the North/South Amateur. Jaeger was a wild-card entry in the 2011 BMW International Open on the European Tour.
Guhne was elevated to the head coaching position on March 1, 2005, after three seasons serving as assistant coach to Reed Sanderlin. A PGA professional, Guhne has earned Class A status and was the 2007 Horton Smith Award winner. He was elected president of the Chattanooga chapter of the PGA in 2008.
Among his recent playing accomplishments, Guhne was selected to the 2007 Tennessee Challenge Cup team. In 2003 and 2004, he represented Tennessee in the Tennessee vs. Georgia PGA Cup Matches.
Mark and his wife Kelly are both Chattanooga graduates with each earning degrees in 1984. The couple resides in Hixson, Tenn. He is an avid fisherman in his spare time and is regaining his amateur status as a golfer.