FAIRFIELD, Conn. (August 23, 2010) - Sacred Heart Executive Director of Athletics C. Donald Cook announced the hiring of Matt McGreevy as the Pioneer's men's golf coach in 2010-11. McGreevy is entering his fourth season at the helm of the Sacred Heart women's golf program as he takes on the head coaching duties for the men's team as well.
"I am really excited for the opportunity," stated the Pioneer head coach. "We have a great group of guys and I am looking forward to building on the success we have enjoyed in the past."
"Matt is an experienced coach and consumate professional," stated Executive Director of Athletics Don Cook. "He has a strong background in intercollegiate athletics with a background as a multi-sport college athlete in football and lacrosse. The skills and disciplines he learned as a student-athlete have served him well as he transfers those experiences to a coaching career in Division I golf. I couldn't be more pleased that Matt is now the head coach of both programs, most especially because he has a grasp of the mission, goals and purposes of the University, and can so naturally apply those standards in an intercollegiate competitive setting"
McGreevy has built the Pioneer women into a Northeast Conference title contender in his short time with the program and takes over the reins of a men's program that is annually one of the most competitive teams throughout the Northeast. Last season saw the men's team in second place, one stroke off claiming their third-straight Northeast Conference Championship.
On the women's side, the 2008-09 season saw McGreevy lead the Pioneers to a third place finish at the Northeast Conference Championship, earning the rookie head coach the 2009 NEC Coach of the Year award. McGreevy had the Pioneers in contention again at the 2010 Championship, finishing 17 strokes off the lead for a fourth place finish.
The 2007-08 season saw McGreevy lead the Pioneers to a program-best second place finish at the Northeast Conference Championship. Since taking over the SHU women's program, the Pioneers have seen five golfers earn All-Northeast Conference honors along with Carly Bergin being tabbed the 2009 NEC Rookie of the Year, a program first.
McGreevy, a graduate of Sacred Heart University, was a two-sport athlete for the Pioneers. A quarterback on the football team, he held the school record for touchdown passes in a game (4 vs. Curry 10/19/95)0. He was also a standout in between the pipes in lacrosse.
After graduation, McGreevy picked up the game of golf and became a teaching professional at Great River Golf Club, which is the home of Pioneer Golf. McGreevy who has been teaching for eight years, heads the instruction of the junior programs at Great River.