Charleston Southern names Jordan Jeffers as new head women's golf coach

Charleston Southern names Jordan Jeffers as new head women's golf coach

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston Southern Athletic Director Jeff Barber announced that Jordan Jeffers has been named the new head women's golf coach on Friday afternoon.

Jeffers comes to the Buccaneers by way of Houston Baptist University where he served as an assistant coach for both the men's and women's golf programs.

"I am very excited to have Jordan Jeffers join our family as our new Women's Golf Coach," Barber said. "His background at HBU has prepared him in multiple ways for this position. His energy and passion for the game are obvious and I look forward to working with him as he builds a Championship program in the years ahead."

Jeffers spent five seasons as an assistant coach at HBU working with both teams and was key to the success of the Huskies' women's program over the last several years. HBU advanced to the NCAA Women's Tournament in two of the last three seasons, including back-to-back appearances in both 2017 and 2018.

"I would like to thank Jeff Barber and everyone at Charleston Southern for this incredible opportunity," Jeffers said. "I am very blessed to be chosen to lead the CSU Women's golf program in the coming years. I would like to thank Coach David Shuster and my HBU family for an amazing five years. Also, I want to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for guiding my path and allowing me the opportunity to help student-athletes reach their full potential, on and off the golf course. My heartfelt thanks go to my amazing wife Brianna, my parents Gary and Bitsy Jeffers, my brother-in-law and sister Kyle and Mallory Mead, my second family Wes and Janis Maynard, and lastly Stefanie and Rebekah Gray, for all their love and support."

Jeffers looks forward to returning the CSU women's golf program back among the Big South elite and build off strong performances in the conference tournament over the last few seasons.

"This opportunity at CSU was enticing because of the numerous great things about the area and the golf potential," Jeffers commented. "After speaking with Jeff Barber, it was clear that the future for all Buccaneer sports is bright. His vision and infectious passion were a major factor in our decision to join the CSU family. The Charleston area is second-to-none with many great golf facilities and the CSU community is passionate about leading the student-athletes into the future. I look forward to bringing the same passion to the Women's golf program."

In his final season at HBU, the Huskies finished third in the Southland Conference women's golf championship highlighted by Kaity Cummings' third-place result in the field, while Lexi Brooks (6th) and Sara Zrnikova (T-7th).

HBU made it back-to-back seasons in the NCAA Tournament in 2017-18 as the Huskies took home the team Southland title, while Cummings' claimed the Southland individual championship. Houston Baptist finished 14th overall at the NCAA Austin Regional in the 2017-18 season.

In 2016-17, the women's team finished first at the Southland Conference Championship which included a first-place finish for Lexi Brooks and a third-place finish for Alisa Chong. With this win, the women's team received an automatic qualification to the NCAA regionals event hosted by the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM.

Overall during his time at HBU, the women's golf team posted five top-three finishes in the Southland Conference Championships, as well as two individual conference champions. The Huskies recorded 12 first-place finishes and 36 top-five finishes over his five seasons with the program.

In addition to the success of the women's program, Houston Baptist also posted several accolades on the men's side. The Huskies recorded 10 top-five team finishes over his five years with the program, including a team scoring average of 297.31 over four years. He coached three athletes to All-Southland Conference teams during his tenure.

Prior to Houston Baptist, Jeffers served as an assistant to Head Golf Coach Paul Chavez at Odessa College from 2012-2014. He helped with the Odessa men's golf team, while also providing private lessons and organizing junior golf camps.

Jeffers was no stranger to HBU, as he competed on the 2009 Great West Conference championship team. In that season, he was named the GWC Newcomer of the Year and finished as the individual runner-up at the conference championship.

Jeffers was a PING All-American and two-time state finalist at Odessa College, following a standout career at Dalhart High School. He earned his Bachelor of General Studies degree at West Texas A&M.

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