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Clegg Named New Head Men’s Golf Coach for Utes
University of Utah Athletic Director Dr. Chris Hill announced that former Ute Garrett Clegg has been named the new head men’s golf coach. Clegg will take over for 12-year head coach Randall McCracken.
Clegg is a former professional and collegiate golfer who played collegiately at Minnesota for two years where he was a part of the 2002 NCAA championship team before transferring to Utah for his final two seasons. A 2004 graduate of Utah, Clegg was a two-time All-Mountain West Conference selection and placed third in the conference championship tournament in 2003.
During his career with the Utes, he won the 2003 Nevada Wolfpack Invitational and the 2003 UC Riverside Highlander Classic. His two regular-season tournament titles is tied for first all-time, as he is just one of two Utah golfers to register multiple tournament titles since 1990.
He is tied for third all-time with five, top-10 finishes in a season and his eight-career top-10 finishes ranks third most in school history. He is also just one of three Utah golfers to qualify for a NCAA Regional Championship. Clegg finished tied for 81st-place at the 2004 Regional Championship Tournament.
Clegg played in the 2003 U.S. Amateur and advanced to the second round of the 2002 U.S. Public Links tournament. As a professional, he played the 2007 season in the Nationwide Tour after finishing fifth in the second stage of the PGA Tour Qualifying School.
A native of Bountiful, Utah, Clegg makes the move back to the Salt Lake City area with his wife Rachel and three daughters Grace, Sophie, and Chloe, after serving as head coach for five seasons at Washington State. Under Clegg’s guidance, the Cougars recorded six regular-season tournament titles and 15 top-five finishes.
WSU notched three, top-10 finishes at Pac-12 Championship Tournaments under Clegg, which included a ninth-place finish at the 2016 Championships just this past weekend at The Country Club in Salt Lake City. The Cougars managed to move up three spots following the first two rounds of play and went on to post its second-lowest stroke total in the five previous championship tournaments under his direction.
“Since I began my coaching career back in December of 2007, I have hoped for the opportunity to return to Utah. It is my dream job to coach at the U of U, and I cannot wait to get started.”