GREENSBORO, N.C. – Guilford College Director of Athletics Tom Palombo announced the appointment of Justin Tereshko as the Quakers’ head men’s golf coach Friday. Tereshko replaces Corey Maggard, who resigned after four years in August to become assistant men’s golf coach at Auburn University.
Tereshko spent most of the past two seasons as the men’s and women’s assistant golf coach at DePauw University under Vince Lazar. With Tereshko on staff, DePauw placed eighth at the 2013 and 2014 NCAA Division III Women’s Golf Championships and won two North Coast Athletic Conference titles. The Tigers’ Paige Gooch earned First Team All-America honors from the Women’s Golf Coaches’ Association and was one of three DePauw students tabbed as 2014 all-region selections.
After graduating from Transylvania University in 2012 with an exercise science degree, Tereshko spent the fall season as interim head men’s golf coach and head women’s golf coach at Huntingdon (Ala.) College.
Like his predecessor at Guilford, Tereshko was an accomplished golfer at Transylvania under head coach Brian Lane. (Maggard was a Transylvania assistant coach for Tereshko’s first two years at the Kentucky school.) A two-time PING NCAA Division III All-American, Tereshko helped the Pioneers to second place in the 2012 Division III Championships, the best of four NCAA appearances in Tereshko’s career. He also ranked among Division III’s top-five statistical leaders in five categories that season, including stroke average. Transylvania won four Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament titles in Tereshko’s tenure, including in 2012 when he won medalist honors and was named the league’s player of the year.
Tereshko remains a competitive golfer and last month reached the Round of 32 at the United States Amateur Championship. After placing 24th in two rounds of stroke play, the Madison, Ind., native won his first match-play contest before falling to Jimmy Mullen in 23 holes. Tereshko placed sixth at the 2014 Indiana Amateur Championship.
Tereshko makes his head coaching debut this weekend as he leads Guilford into the Tournament Town Championship Preview at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro. The tournament, a preview of the 2015 Division III Championships at Grandover, features 18 of Division III’s top teams. All but two squads were ranked among the top-30 schools in the final 2013-14 Division III Golfstat.com Rankings. Tereshko won the tournament as a Transylvania junior in 2010 when it was called the Greensboro-Gordin Classic Invitational.