Aug. 25, 2015
THE FLATS – Georgia Tech associate head golf coach Brennan Webb has accepted the position of head golf coach at Middle Tennessee State, the Murfreesboro, Tenn., university announced Monday.
Webb, who was promoted to associate head coach last summer, helped guide Tech to the ACC Championship in 2014 and 2015 and to the match play bracket of the NCAA Championship twice in three years with the Yellow Jackets, as well as nine tournament victories altogether. The Jackets have finished among the nation’s top 10 teams all three of his years on the Flats.
“I’m excited about this opportunity, and at the same time sad that my time at Georgia Tech is ending,” said Webb. “There are three things that make Georgia Tech the very best golf program in the country. The amount of support our boosters provide is second to none. Georgia Tech is beyond fortunate to have the finest coach in the country at the helm, and I’ll be forever grateful to learn from perhaps the greatest coach our sport has ever had. And finally, there is no other school, sport or team that can match what the student-athletes of Georgia Tech golf have accomplished on the course and in the classroom.”
He becomes the third Heppler assistant to land a Division I head coaching position, following Christian Newton, who has led the Colorado State program since 2012, and Brandon Goethals, who guided the program at Pacific from 2005-2014.
Webb helped mentor two of the greatest players in Tech history in Ollie Schniederjans, who was a first-team All-American and ACC Player of the Year twice, and Anders Albertson, who has made the All-ACC team four times and won the Byron Nelson Award as a senior. He has also helped recruit six of the nation’s top 50 junior players over the past two years.
“You hate to lose good people,” said Tech coach Bruce Heppler, “but if you hire good people, and they do things the right way and work hard and make an impression on people, then this is what’s supposed to happen. He’s done a fantastic job here, and I wish him all the best. He’ll do great for Middle Tennessee State. He made a big difference here and is leaving this program better than he found it.”
Prior to his tenure at Tech, Webb helped coach South Florida to the match play portion of the NCAA Championship in 2012 after several years competing on various professional circuits and in 11 different countries. A native of Ontario, Webb played collegiately at East Tennessee State, whose team was ranked No. 1 in the nation and finished third in the NCAA Championship during his junior year and won three Southern Conference titles. He earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from East Tennessee State in December of 1997.
Webb and his wife, Carrie, have two daughters, Nalla and Skye.
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