Louisiana Tech hires Jenkins as men's coach

Jeff Jenkins was named head coach at Louisiana Tech.
Jeff Jenkins was named head coach at Louisiana Tech.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Jeff Jenkins, who spent four years as the assistant coach at Texas Tech, has been named the head men's coach at Louisiana Tech.

He replaces Jeff Parks, who resigned after five seasons at the Ruston school.

We are excited to have Jeff Jenkins and the experience that he brings to the table as our next head coach,” Tommy McClelland, Louisiana Tech's athletic director, said in a statement. “He comes highly recommended, and he has been a part of one of the better golf programs in our region at Texas Tech. We believe that he is the right person to lead our program to the next level.”

Before Texas Tech, Jenkins spent two years as an assistant at Central Arkansas. He was a two-time All-Gulf South Conference player at Arkansas Tech.

“I am absolutely privileged and honored to be given this opportunity by Tommy McClelland,” Jenkins said of his hiring. “I had never set foot on the course at Squire Creek (Country Club in Choudrant, the team's home course) before I visited here, and it is a huge recruiting advantage that our program has. With that course and this great university, I know that we can definitely win here and do great things.”

Louisiana Tech finished the spring at No. 104 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings. Victor Lange, who qualified for the NCAA regionals as a sophomore, heads the Bulldogs' returnees.

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