Maggard named new men’s golf coach at Guilford College

Posted by Andy Durham on August 19, 2010 at 9:46 pm under College | Comments are off for this article


GREENSBORO, N.C. – Corey Maggard became Guilford College’s first new men’s
golf coach in 34 years Thursday. Maggard, a 2008 graduate of Transylvania
(Ky.) University, replaces Jack Jensen, who died suddenly last March.
Jensen, 71, served 45 years at Guilford, 33 as the Quakers’ golf coach.

Maggard spent the past two seasons as the assistant golf coach at his alma
mater under Brian Lane. He was one of 10 semifinalists for the 2010 Golf
Coaches Association of America Jan Strickland Award presented by
TaylorMade-adidas Golf. Coaches from all levels of college golf are eligible
for the award, which is given annually to the assistant coach that, among
other things, excels in working with student-athletes both on the course and
in the classroom.

With Maggard on staff, Transylvania won the Heartland Collegiate Athletic
Conference (HCAC) title and earned the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA
Division III Tournament in 2009 and 2010. The Pioneers boasted the HCAC’s
top golfer both seasons and totaled nine all-conference selections during
Maggard’s coaching tenure.

As a student-athlete, Maggard lettered all four years under Lane and earned
three All-HCAC commendations. He played on the Pioneers’ HCAC championship
teams in 2007 and 2008, which yielded two NCAA Championships appearances.
Maggard placed second in the 2006 HCAC Tournament and had third-place
efforts as a junior and senior. He won the 2007 Anderson Spring Invitational
and was ranked #138 among Division III golfers in the final 2008 Head-to-Head Ratings. The London, Ky., resident also served
four years on Transylvania’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and earned
his degree in business management.

Maggard also spent almost four years as an assistant golf professional at
the Man O’War Golf Learning Center in Lexington, Ky. He is a member of the
PGA of America Apprentice Program and is a Titleist Performance Institute
Certified Golf Fitness Instructor. Maggard has also worked as golf
operations assistant at the Gulf Stream Golf Club in Delray Beach, Fla., and
at the London (Ky.) Country Club.

Maggard makes his Guilford coaching debut Sept. 18 when the Quakers open
their fall season at the Williams Invitational at Taconic Golf Club in
Williamstown, Mass. Guilford, which placed second in the 2010 NCAA Division
III Championships, returns three letter winners from last season, including
PING Third-Team All-American Dusty Roberts (Reidsville, N.C./Rockingham
County). The Quakers have appeared in 16 of the last 19 NCAA Division III
Tournaments and won the national title in 2002 and 2005. Guilford also won
the 1989 NAIA national golf title and will host the 2011 NCAA Division III
Championships at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro.

Dave Walters
Guilford College Athletics

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