Corey Maggard promoted to Auburn associate head men’s golf coach
Corey Maggard semifinalist for National Assistant Golf Coach of the Year
Corey Maggard is in his fourth season at Auburn under head coach Nick Clinard, and his second as Associate Head Coach in 2017-18. The Tigers had the fourth best NCAA Championship finish in school history by finishing 11th in 2017 and finished 12th in 2015 in his first season.
|2008-09||Asst. Coach||Transylvania||127-49 (.721)|
|2009-10||Asst. Coach||Transylvania||138-43 (.762)|
|2010-11||Head Coach||Guilford||123-24 (.836)|
|2011-12||Head Coach||Guilford||120-33-2 (.784)|
|2012-13||Head Coach||Guilford||114-40-3 (.740)|
|2013-14||Head Coach||Guilford||135-29-3 (.823)|
|2014-15||Asst. Coach||Auburn||148-38-4 (.795)|
|2015-16||Asst. Coach||Auburn||143-46-3 (.756)|
|2016-17||Assoc. Head Coach||Auburn||146-54-3 (.727)|
Maggard was a finalist for the Jan Strickland Award for the National Assistant Coach of the Year in 2017 as selected by the Golf Coaches Association of America and was a semifinalist in 2016.
Auburn had been ranked as high as No. 2 nationally in 2016-17 while winning four team titles: Inverness Intercollegiate, Jerry Pate Intercollegiate, Tiger Invitational and Gary Koch Invitational.
Trace Crowe, who was an All-SEC second-team selection, won medalist honors at the Gary Koch. Matt Gilchrest was a Byron Nelson Award finalist, and Trace Crowe an All-Region selection. Gilchrest and Ryan Benton were named All-America Scholars and the team was named an All-Academic Team for the eighth consecutive year by the GCAA.
Auburn, which finished tied for 19th at the NCAA Championship, won four tournaments in 2015-16 including the Carpet Capital Collegiate, U.S. Collegiate Championship, Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate and the Seminole Intercollegiate while finishing as runner-up in four others.
The Tigers had five medalists with Michael Johnson winning three, the Primland Collegiate, Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate and the Schenkel Invitational. Freshman Graysen Huff won the ASU Fall Beach Classic while Will Long was co-medalist at the U.S. Collegiate Championship.
Michael Johnson was named first-team All-SEC and was a semifinalist for both the Jack Nicklaus Award and Ben Hogan Award and was on the Haskins Award Watch List. Jacob Solomon was a Freshman All-SEC selection in 2016. Johnson and Solomon were both named to the PING All-Southeast Region team.
Auburn won three consecutive tournaments with three straight medalists, all different, in the Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate, Tiger Invitational Presented by Jason Dufner and the Schenkel Invitational in 2014-15.
Ben Schlottman was named Golfweek honorable mention All-American, the first freshman in school history to receive All-America honors.
Five Tigers were named to the NCAA All-Southeast Region team as No. 1 Illinois and No. 2 Texas were the only three schools in the nation to have five players named NCAA All-Region.
Schlottman and Matt Gilchrest were both named first-team All-SEC while Michael Johnson was a second-team selection. Schlottman also became the first Auburn freshman to be named All-SEC first-team in history while also being tabbed SEC Freshman of the Year.
Auburn destroyed the school's team single-season stroke average record by averaging 283.23 strokes per round in 2015 with the previous mark being 285.30 set in 2011-12. In fact, Clinard-coached teams have the four lowest averages in Tiger history.
Schlottman recorded the fourth lowest single season stroke average in school history and set the Auburn freshman record averaging 70.96.
Auburn climbed to being ranked fourth nationally in 2014-15 after winning two consecutive tournaments in the Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate and the Tiger Invitational Presented by Jason Dufner by 28 shots, the largest margin of victory in school history. Auburn then won the Schenkel Invitational at 41-under, edging No. 5 Vanderbilt by a stroke, for its third-straight win.
Prior to coming to Auburn in 2014-15, Maggard won four-straight Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championships in his four years as head men's golf coach at Div. III Guilford College.
Maggard, who led Guilford to 16 tournament wins in his four seasons, was named the Jack Jensen ODAC Coach of the Year three-straight seasons from 2011-13. Guilford spent time ranked No. 1 in the nation by Golf World and in the Golfstat.com rankings in 2011 and 2012 as the Quakers finished ninth at the 2011 NCAA Div. III Championship, 11th in 2012 and 17th in both 2013 and 2014.
Guilford's Noah Ratner was selected a three-time first-team PING All-American and ODAC Golfer of the Year from 2011-13 and received the 2012 Jack Nicklaus Award as the Div. III National Player of the Year.
Maggard coached three All-Americans and had 11 golfers earn 18 All-ODAC awards, including Tanner Gross, who was a second-team PING All-American in 2014 and won the Golf Coaches Association of America's Phil Mickelson Award as Div. III's top rookie.
Prior to Guilford, Maggard spent two seasons as the assistant golf coach at Transylvania under Brian Lane. He was one of 10 semifinalists for the GCAA's 2010 Jan Strickland Award, which is given annually to the assistant from all levels in college golf who excels in working with student-athletes on the course and in the classroom.
Transylvania won the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference title and earned the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Div. III Tournament in 2009 and 2010. The Pioneers featured the HCAC's top golfer both seasons and had nine all-conference selections during his coaching tenure.
Maggard was a four-year letterman at Transylvania from 2005-08, was a three-time All-HCAC selection and helped lead the Pioneers to the HCAC Championship and a pair of NCAA Championship appearances in 2007 and 2008. He was the runner-up at the 2006 HCAC Tournament while finishing third as both a junior and senior.
The London, Ky., native won the 2007 Anderson Spring Invitational and the 2005 Transylvania Spring Invitational and served four years on the student-athlete advisory committee.
Maggard spent four years as an assistant golf professional at the Man O'War Golf Learning Center in Lexington, Ky., and is a Level Two Titleist Performance Institute Certified Golf Professional and Power Coach. He also worked as a golf operations assistant at the Gulf Stream Golf Club in Delray Beach, Fla.
Maggard earned his B.A. degree in business management from Transylvania in 2008. He is married to the former Katie Young of Lexington, Ky.