Rodenhaver replaces Hanna as Maryland coach
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Jason Rodenhaver, the current women’s coach at the University of Maryland, will add head-coaching responsibilities for the men’s program under a new position as director of intercollegiate golf, athletic director Kevin Anderson announced Tuesday.
Rodenhaver will assume the duties following the retirement last week of Tom Hanna, who was head coach of the men’s golf program for 20 seasons.
Rodenhaver has been the women’s golf coach since its inception in 1999. The women’s squad is ranked No. 64 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings.
“I’m excited and grateful for the opportunity to lead both the men’s and women’s golf programs at my alma mater,” said Rodenhaver in a statement. “I want to thank Kevin Anderson and the entire administration for the confidence they have in me.
“This is my dream job, having played and coached here since 1991. I look forward to taking both programs to the next level.”
Rodenhaver will get help with the coaching and administration of both programs with the hiring of two new assistant coaches. A national search for those assistants will begin immediately.
“I’m excited about elevating Jason to the director of intercollegiate golf,” said Anderson. “No one cares more about the men’s and women’s golf programs than Jason, having played here, serving as a men’s assistant coach for four years and then starting the women’s program in 1999 as head coach. I believe this hire will strengthen both the men’s and women’s programs.”
Information from the Maryland athletic department was used in this report.