Belote Named Covenant College Head Golf Coach

Friday, July 11, 2014

Former University of Memphis golfer Jack Belote has been named the head golf coach at Covenant, announced Director of Athletics Kyle Taylor.

Belote, who replaces David Conrady, becomes the fifth head coach in the programs' history and will direct both the men's and women's teams.

"Jack is a great hire for our golf team at Covenant College," said Taylor. "He has a tremendous and successful golf background as a player. He understands the game and will assist our players with course management and the mental side of the game. Jack also has the spiritual maturity and desire to discipline our student-athletes and see them grow in their faith and as men and women."

"I really hope to bring some enthusiasm to the program," said Belote. "I love golf and love helping young men and women reach their goals. I want players to walk away better golfers, with winning mind sets, and as responsible men and women."

Belote was a four-year standout at Memphis under head coach Grant Robbins and helped lead the Tigers to their first-ever NCAA Championships appearance as a senior in 2012. Belote was a two-time All-Conference USA performer as he earned second team honors in 2011 and was a first team selection in 2012. He had 24 top 20 finishes in his career and won the 2010 Mason Rudolph Championship. 

Off the course, Belote had outstanding success in the classroom as he was a two-time Golf Coaches Association All-America Scholar and a two-time Conference USA All-Academic team member. He was voted to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team in 2011 and earned 2012 Conference USA Scholar Athlete honors. Belote graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sports Science.

After finishing his playing career, Belote was an assistant for Robbins in the 2012-13 season. More recently, he has been a clubhouse supervisor and an assistant professional at the Audubon Golf Course in Memphis.

"I want players to understand the importance of course management, while fostering a winning mentality and being competitive in tournaments," added Belote about his goals for the program. "I also want to help the players focus first on Christ and investing eternally."

"I'm excited as he comes into his own as a coach," continued Taylor. "I think he has a very high ceiling as a college coach and I'm thrilled that he is getting his start at Covenant College."


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