Scores & Schedule Close keyboard_arrow_down

Team News

Alcorn Joins Men's Golf Program as Assistant Coach

August 19, 2019  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
|   Share
Alcorn Joins Men's Golf Program as Assistant Coach

Jeremy Alcorn joins Liberty men's golf as the program's assistant coach after spending the last five seasons in the same roles at Coastal Carolina and Texas Tech.

The All-America golfer from Baylor served as assistant men's golf coach at Coastal Carolina during the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons, while working as an assistant coach at Texas Tech from 2014-15 to 2016-17.

Alcorn helped Coastal Carolina to a historic year in 2017-18. The Chanticleers cruised to the 2018 Sun Belt Championship and advanced to the NCAA Kissimmee Regional, the Chanticleers' first trip to postseason competition since 2011.

Coastal Carolina's Morgan Deneen won the Sun Belt individual title, was voted the Sun Belt Newcomer of the Year and named All-Sun Best first team. Luis Ruiz (second team) and Thadd Obecny II (third team) also earned all-conference honors.

During the 2017-18 season, Coastal Carolina's scoring average was 289.806 (third best in school history), while the team's 3.1221 scoring average on par-3 holes set a new program record. Also, Coastal Carolina's 36 rounds of par or better ranked second on the CCU single-season list, a 4.1935 scoring averaging on par-4 holes ranked third, the 523 birdies was fourth best  and the 4.8938 scoring average on par-5 holes ranked 11th best in school history.

In 2018-19, the Chanticleers ended the regular season ranked No. 60 in the final Golfstat national rankings, narrowly missing regional play. Junior Zack Taylor joined the team off the PGM program and qualified for NCAA Regionals individually during his first year of college golf.

Prior to joining the staff at Coastal Carolina, Alcorn helped Texas Tech to three-straight NCAA Regional appearances (2015, 2016 and 2017). The Red Raiders reached the NCAA Championship in 2015 after placing second in the NCAA Lubbock Regional that season.

In 2017, the Red Raiders produced three PING All-Central Region honorees and had eight players named Big 12 All-Academic team. During Alcorn's three years in Lubbock, not only did Texas Tech earn three NCAA postseason berths, but the team finished third, second and fourth, respectively, at the Big 12 Men's Golf Championship.

Before beginning his coaching career, Alcorn played on the Adams Golf Pro Tour. He was a medalist in his first professional tournament on the Adams Tour, winning the 2009 Jamie Hilton Hillcrest Children's Golf Classic at Twin Rivers Golf Club (Waco, Texas). He won the tournament on the first playoff hole to finish with a winning score of 9-under par 279 (70-70-68-71). Alcorn also worked as a caddie on the PGA Tour, most notably for Brice Garnett.

A four-year letterwinner at Baylor from 2003-07, Alcorn won five tournaments, including three during his sophomore season (2004-05), tying a school record for individual victories in a season, while being named the Big 12 Golfer of the Month twice.

Alcorn's 71.76 scoring average led the Bears that season and ranked third in the Big 12 Conference, helping him earn first All-Big 12 team honors and an honorable-mention PING All-America selection.

He finished his collegiate career with 11 top-5 finishes (third best on Baylor's all-time list), 17 top-10 finishes (fourth best) and 133 career rounds played (fourth best).

Alcorn received his B.S. in Education from Baylor in 2008. He is married to the former Ashleigh Gunning, who is Executive Director of the Dustin Johnson Foundation and Dustin Johnson Golf School.

"First, I would like to thank Andrew Nelson and his wife Hope for everything he did for our players, program, and Liberty," stated Jeff Thomas, Liberty's Head Men's Golf Coach. "Having Andrew as a player and then as assistant, I can't thank him enough for his dedication to Liberty and myself. He will do great things moving forward and I wish him the best in his next coaching position at LSU."

"Moving forward, I am excited to announce Jeremy Alcorn as my new assistant coach," continued Thomas. "He brings a wealth of experience as a high level NCAA Division I golf coach. Jeremy has a very strong golf I.Q. and his knowledge of the game will be instrumental in developing our players and preparing them for the highest levels of competition."

"His love for Christ and leadership will be an amazing asset in helping our players in their journey through college and beyond. I am excited to have Jeremy and his wife Ashleigh at Liberty and part of our pursuit in becoming one of the best golf programs in the nation."
Jeff Thomas, Liberty University Head Men's Golf Coach

"I'm excited to join Liberty University and its nationally recognized golf program," commented Alcorn. "I'd like to thank Coach Jeff Thomas and AD Ian McCaw for the opportunity to join Liberty's athletics department. I am most excited about the strong Christian atmosphere and being a part of a department that puts so many resources into the total student-athlete experience. What Coach Thomas has done here is incredible and it truly is a privilege to join his staff; I look forward to pushing our golf program to even higher standards!"
Jeremy Alcorn, Liberty University Assistant Men's Golf Coach

"As a former assistant coach of mine, Jeremy will do a great job at Liberty. Jeremy caddied on the PGA Tour and was an All-American collegiate golfer and those experiences serve him well in the coaching world. I'm very excited to see what Jeremy and Coach Thomas will accomplish in the coming years."
Greg Sands, Texas Tech Head Men's Golf Coach