August 19, 2011 in Sports

WSU hires Clegg as men’s golf coach

 

Washington State University hired Garrett Clegg to direct its men’s golf program, WSU athletic director Bill Moos announced Thursday.

Clegg replaces Walt Williams, who resigned his position last month.

“Garrett rose to the top of a quality field of candidates and is a great addition to our coaching staff,” Moos said in a school press release. “He has a proven track record as a fabulous recruiter and will be coaching student-athletes at a venue that is second-to-none in collegiate golf. He has coached and played at the highest levels and is passionate about building a championship program at Washington State.” 

Clegg was an assistant coach at the University of Washington the past four seasons during which time the Huskies captured back-to-back Pacific-10 Conference titles in 2009 and 2010. They finished fifth at the NCAA championships both of those seasons. Washington advanced to the NCAA regionals each of his four seasons.

He duties in the UW program included coaching, recruiting, fundraising and tournament operations with a emphasis on administrative duties.

Clegg, a native of Bountiful, Utah, is a former professional and collegiate golfer who played collegiately at Minnesota for two years where he was a part of the 2002 NCAA championship team before transferring to Utah for his final two seasons. A 2004 graduate of Utah, Clegg was a two-time All-Mountain West Conference selection and placed third in the conference championships in 2003.

Clegg played in the 2003 U.S. Amateur and advanced to the second round of the 2002 U.S. Public Links tournament. As a professional, he played the 2007 season in the Nationwide Tour.

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