Coastal names Clendenin assistant men’s golf coach

J.T. Clendenin, the 2007 Big South Freshman of the Year, has been named Coastal Carolina assistant men’s golf coach, announced the Chanticleers’ Director of Golf Allen Terrell.

Clendenin spent the past year and a half (Aug. 2010-Dec. 2011) as an assistant coach for both the men’s and women’s programs at Shorter University. The women ended the season ranked No.1 and placed third at the NAIA National Championship – two strokes from first place. The men’s program ended the 2010-11 season ranked ninth and placed 20th at the NAIA National Championship.

“In just a few years of experience, J.T. has already separated himself as one of the rising stars in the coaching profession,” Terrell said. ”He made a tremendous impact at his past programs as he has incredible leadership skills and work ethic. He embraces the challenge we have set for our program to compete and win nationally.

“J.T. will lead our recruiting efforts and his personality represents the players we are trying to attract,” Terrell said. “He achieved a high level of success both academically and on the golf course.  I look forward to working with J.T. as we take our recruiting efforts to an even higher level.”

Clendenin posted a 74.28 career scoring average over 99 collegiate rounds, shooting in the 60’s 10 times, having 27 rounds of par or better and finishing among the top 10 eight times.

As a senior with the Mocs, Clendenin played in all 12 events, including the NCAA Southwest Regional. During his sophomore season, Clendenin played in 11 events, including all eight spring tournaments. The Mocs won four of those eight events, including the 2008 Southern Conference championship, thanks to three top 10 finishes by Clendenin. One of those top 10’s came at the SoCon Championship, where he placed seventh. He finished the season ranked 223rd in the nation in the GolfStat Index, posting a season scoring average of 73.26 over 31 rounds with 12 rounds carding par or better.

Clendenin began his collegiate career at Birmingham-Southern. He was a four-time Big South Golfer of the Week during the 2006-07 season and ranked as high as 191st on the GolfStat top 250. His freshman campaign included five top 10 finishes and six rounds in the 60’s. Clendenin’s top performance was winning the BSC Spring Invitational, where he carded a career-low 66 and finished with a score of nine-under par, 207.

In addition to collegiate results, Clendenin had two noteworthy performances during his off seasons. Prior to his senior year, he won the 2009 Signal Mountain Invitational by one stroke with an eight-under par 205, beating five-time champion Michael Morrison. The previous summer, Clendenin shot a two-under par 68 to qualify for the 2008 NGA Hooters Tour Classic at Kings Creek at Kings Creek Golf Club in Spring Hill, Tenn. Clendenin has played in six professional events – two on the Hooters Tour and four on the E Golf Tour.

Clendenin, who earned Dean’s List recognition in each of his semesters at UTC, graduated from Chattanooga in May of 2010 with bachelor’s degree in Sociology. He is a native of Kennesaw, Ga., where he attended Harrison High School.

 

 

Comments

comments

Pelicans fail to finish .500 after losing first-half finale

Pelicans fail to finish .500 after losing first-half finaleThe Myrtle Beach Pelicans dropped their final game of the [more]

Ibarrondo comes to rescue to rally first-place Mutiny

Ibarrondo comes to rescue to rally first-place Mutiny The Myrtle Beach Mutiny needed a wake-up call late Saturday [more]

Pelicans split twinbill with Mudcats, play finale today

Pelicans split twinbill with Mudcats, play finale todayAfter the Myrtle Beach Pelicans fell 2-1 to the Carolina [more]

CCU's Biermann, Lancaster make All-American squad

CCU's Biermann, Lancaster make All-American squadCoastal Carolina shortstop Seth Lancaster and designated hitter Zach Biermann [more]

Pelicans lose fifth straight, play doubleheader today

Pelicans lose fifth straight, play doubleheader todayVictor Diaz's seven strong innings for the Carolina Mudcats were [more]

All-County Boys Tennis: Johnson, MB duo top list

All-County Boys Tennis: Johnson, MB duo top listThe future looks bright for the sport of high school [more]

Hess carves his way to Team USA surfing nod

Hess carves his way to Team USA surfing nodCarter Hess carved his way to a spot on the [more]

Pelicans' bullpen spoils Thompson's perfect start

Pelicans' bullpen spoils Thompson's perfect startAfter Keegan Thompson was removed following seven perfect innings for [more]

Piggot feasts, scores four goals to lead Mutiny win

Piggot feasts, scores four goals to lead Mutiny winThe Myrtle Beach Mutiny rolled to a 6-0 victory over [more]

CCU trio makes all-region; Lancaster an All-American

CCU trio makes all-region; Lancaster an All-AmericanCoastal Carolina shortstop Seth Lancaster was named to the Perfect [more]

Braves' icons Avery, Jones to appear at Pelicans game

Braves' icons Avery, Jones to appear at Pelicans gameThe Myrtle Beach Pelicans will welcome former MLB All-Stars and [more]

Coastal guard Labinowicz announces plan to transfer

Coastal guard Labinowicz announces plan to transferCoastal Carolina University men's basketball player Artur Labinowicz plans to [more]

Report: Myrtle Beach Bowl 'near lock' for 2020 kickoff

Report: Myrtle Beach Bowl 'near lock' for 2020 kickoffIn yet another development in the Grand Strand's booming sports [more]

Adaptive surfers depart for US Surfing Championship

Adaptive surfers depart for US Surfing ChampionshipLocal surfers, volunteers, and family members gathered at the Charleston [more]

All-County Boys Golf: MB's Jarman trades bat for club

All-County Boys Golf: MB's Jarman trades bat for clubIf things had worked out differently, Myrtle Beach High senior [more]

Gamecocks' season ends one win shy of Omaha

Gamecocks' season ends one win shy of OmahaThe University of South Carolina baseball team saw its season [more]

Pelicans' Ademan, Pereda, Peyton make all-star team

Pelicans' Ademan, Pereda, Peyton make all-star teamMyrtle Beach catcher Jhonny Pereda, right-hander Tyler Peyton and infielder [more]

Johnson wins at St. Jude, recaptures No. 1 ranking

Johnson wins at St. Jude, recaptures No. 1 rankingFormer Coastal Carolina two-time All-American and Myrtle Beach resident Dustin [more]

Gamecocks slam their way into final game with Hogs

Gamecocks slam their way into final game with HogsThe South Carolina baseball team scored five runs in the [more]

Pelicans win ninth straight, make late run at first place

Pelicans win ninth straight, make late run at first placeThe Myrtle Beach Pelicans racked up their ninth straight win [more]

All-County Girls Soccer: Gordon nets record, POY

All-County Girls Soccer: Gordon nets record, POYBlair Mueller remembers her first day on the job as [more]

Pelicans hammer their way to eighth straight victory

Pelicans hammer their way to eighth straight victoryKevonte Mitchell lashed three extra-base hits and the Myrtle Beach [more]

Gamecocks drop opener, face elimination Sunday

Gamecocks drop opener, face elimination SundayArkansas scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh [more]

Pelicans extend win streak to seven in walk-off thriller

Pelicans extend win streak to seven in walk-off thrillerAramis Ademan tied the game with a three-run home run [more]

All-County Boys Soccer: Matlashewski tops team

All-County Boys Soccer: Matlashewski tops teamGrand Strand Sports Report and Waccamaw Publishers are teaming up [more]

Pelicans fail to finish .500 after losing first-half finale

Pelicans fail to finish .500 after losing first-half finaleThe Myrtle Beach Pelicans dropped their final game of the [more]

Ibarrondo comes to rescue to rally first-place Mutiny

Ibarrondo comes to rescue to rally first-place Mutiny The Myrtle Beach Mutiny needed a wake-up call late Saturday [more]

Comments are closed.

© 2018 Grand Strand Sports Report · RSS
Myrtle Beach Web Design
Kayaking in Myrtle Beach