Aug. 15, 2014
AUBURN, Ala. -
Guilford College head coach Corey Maggard has been named assistant men's golf coach at Auburn, Tigers head coach Nick Clinard
announced on Friday.
Maggard led Guilford to 16 tournament wins in his four seasons, including four-straight Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championships. Maggard 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.
"Corey is a winner and a big-time addition to our program," Clinard said. "He did an incredible job at Guilford and won four-straight conference championships. I'm excited to welcome Corey and his wife to the Auburn Golf Family."
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.
"I am excited to work with Coach Clinard, who I feel is one of the very best in our business," said Maggard. "I'm excited to be at a special place with a great history and huge upside. The facilities are top-notch. This has been a dream for me to be in the SEC, and I am looking forward to getting started."
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.
He has worked each summer at Jerry Haas' Wake Forest University Golf Camps, 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. 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.
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