Chattanooga Mocs Head Women’s Golf Coach Colette Murray’s search for an assistant coach landed on a highly qualified candidate. She brought Division I Head Coach Matt Zedrick on board this week.
Zedrick just completed his sixth year building the program at Purdue Fort Wayne after a year as men’s head coach at Garden City Community College.
His Mastodon squads were the best in and out of competition in school history.
They set every team record including 18, 36 and 54-hole scores along with this past season’s 311.8 average topping the charts. Individuals Linnzie Richner and Holly Anderson set the same individual records over the past few campaigns as he built steadily. There were also 19 Women’s Golf Association All-American Scholars under his watch.
"I am excited about the addition of Coach Matt Zedrick for many reasons," Murray began. "For starters, he has been involved with women's collegiate golf for many years and has had experience as a head coach. Coach Zedrick has had a lasting impact on each of the programs that he has been a part of, and I believe he will do the same here with us.
“He will bring a new and a different kind of energy to the program which I believe will help get us back to our winning ways."
His journey began after 2010 graduation at Illinois State. He started out leading coaching efforts for the First Tee of Greater Miami Valley. That led to his first collegiate position assisting at Marshall from 2012-14 with the women while also taking on the role with the men in 2014. He went to Garden City in Kansas from there before joining PFW.
He and his wife Gwen are parents to the adorable Sophia. His brother Zac is associate head coach for the men’s program at Notre Dame.