Former Tiger Jessie Mudd has been named the head coach of the Lamar University men’s golf program announced Cardinals Director of Athletics Jason Henderson Friday morning. Mudd takes over as the head coach after most recently being an assistant at the University of Kentucky.
“We are very happy to have Jessie as our new head coach,” said Henderson. “He helped build a very strong program within the SEC, and we feel like he is one of the top young coaches in the country. Lamar University has a strong history of success in golf, and we believe Jessie can get Lamar back to that level on the men’s side.”
Mudd was one of the nation’s top junior golfers earning Kentucky Mr. Golf as a junior and senior during his time in the green and gold, while guiding Tiger Golf to three state titles. He was ranked as the nation’s top junior golfer, according to Golfweek Magazine, heading into his final high school season.
Following a standout prep career that saw Mudd earn AJGA Polo All-America honors twice, he was offered a scholarship to the University of Florida. During his time in Gainesville, Mudd guided the Gators to three top-10 national rankings in four seasons. A former SEC Co-Freshman of the Year, Mudd also received PING All-America honors in 2004.