Women's golf coach Matt Cram-Smith's contract not being renewed

Women's golf coach Matt Cram-Smith's contract not being renewed

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston Southern University Athletic Director Jeff Barber announced today that Head Women's Golf Coach Matt Cram-Smith's contract will not be renewed.

"I'd like to thank Matt for everything he has done for our women's golf program," Barber said. "We all wish for him the very best in his next endeavor."

Over his seven seasons with the Bucs, the women's golf team set numerous individual and team scoring records.

The Bucs finished sixth overall in the field in the 2019 Big South Women's Golf Championships. CSU put together its best round of the tournament in round two to move into fourth but faded down the stretch to finish the final round at +25 to card a 929 for the tournament.

Over his tenure, the Buccaneers eclipsed the program's scoring record for three consecutive seasons from 2014-17 and had two players post school 54-hole records in tournament play. CSU alum Shelby Thompson posted the two lowest-to-par rounds in program history during Cram-Smith's tenure. The Bucs recorded their lowest finish in conference play under Cram-Smith in the 2016 season as CSU finished third overall at the Big South Championships.

Cram-Smith took over the CSU women's program in the fall of 2012 after assisting both the men's and women's teams in 2011-12. He served as the lead assistant professional at the Wild Dunes Resort on Isle of Palms, S.C. from 2008-2012. He won the Callaway Carolina's PGA Assistant Pro Championships in 2011, carding scores of 65-66 to finish with the win.

A national search for a new head coach will begin immediately.

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