Brescher, most recently the Southern Miss interim Women’s Golf coach during the spring season, took over for coach Jerry Weeks, who recently retired following 12 years at the helm of the program.
“Jerry had been a mentor to our young golfers for over the last decade,” said Gilbert. “We wanted someone to match that leadership, as well as have solid teaching credentials, and we were fortunate to already have that person in our program, Eddie Brescher. He has served both our men’s and women’s golf programs well and we look forward to having Eddie lead our men’s golf program.”
Brescher worked five seasons as assistant men's golf coach and three seasons as an assistant for the women’s golf program at Southern Miss, before being elevated to the interim women’s coach in December of 2017.
"I came here five years ago with hopes of maybe being here for a long time," Brescher said. "That day has come. Southern Miss is home to me, just like I tell recruits. I am very fortunate, humbled and appreciative to be given the reins to lead the team going forward. We have some good stuff coming up."
Brescher came to Southern Miss after spending two years as the head men's and women's golf coach at Millsaps College. While there, Brescher led the Majors to a ranking as high as No. 37 ranking, which was the best in school history. He also had two team victories, two SAA All-Conference players, six All-Tournament Team selections and six academic honor roll golfers.
Brescher, a former letterwinner at Southeastern Louisiana, also earned Southland Conference All-Academic honors.
Following his collegiate playing career, Brescher served as a Graduate Assistant at Southeastern Louisiana. During that time, Brescher helped with recruiting, arranging team practices and implementing team workouts. The Lions won two tournaments and finished third overall in the conference tournament during his tenure as a graduate assistant.
The Ponchatoula, La., native then spent two years at the professional level, competing on the Adams and Hooters Golf Tours, as well as qualifying stages of the PGA Tour Q School. While as a professional, Brescher finished in sixth-place at the Hooters Tour McCormick, S.C., event (12-under) while finishing two-under par at the 2010 PGA Tour Q-School First Stage (missing the Second Stage by one shot). He also had stint as a caddy for Casey Crain on the 2011 Nationwide Tour.
Upon regaining his amateur status in 2011, Brescher has made a name for himself amongst amateur golfers. He is a three-time Mississippi Open Champion (2013, 2014, 2017), while also winning the 2017 Mississippi Four Ball championship, setting a record for 18 hole (59) and 36 holes (123). Brescher collected the Mississippi State Amateur runner-up three times (2013, 2014, 2015) and was the Mississippi Golf Association Player of the Year runner-up on three occasions (2012, 2013, 2014). In addition, Brescher was a two-time participant in the USGA Men’s State Team (2012, 2014) and was ranked the No. 2 golf in Mississippi from 2013-15 by Scratchplayers.org.
Brescher's other notable amateur performances include a fourth-place finish at the 2008 Labor Day Invitational, fifth-place at the 2013 Magnolia Amateur, sixth at both the 2009 Louisiana State Amateur and 2012 Magnolia Amateur, 10th at the 2008 Spirit of America (Team Champions) and 2009 New Year Invitational and 15th at the 2014 New Year Invitational.
His duties while as a Golden Eagle assistant specifically included recruiting prospective student-athletes, but also has helped oversee budget management, equipment orders, fundraising, practice and competitive tournament schedules and monitoring academic progress.
Brescher received his bachelor's degree in Marketing in 2007 and his MBA in Management in 2009 from Southeastern Louisiana University. He is married to the former Lauren Mayer. The couple have one son, Bowen, and one daughter, Georgia Rose. MEN'S GOLF HOME