Eddie Brescher begins his second season as assistant men's golf coach at Southern Miss.
In their first tournament with Brescher on staff, the Golden Eagles broke a school record for lowest team round in program history, posting an 11-under par 273 during the final round of the 2013 Sam Hall Intercollegiate.
Two tournaments later, Southern Miss highlighted its season by claiming the 2013 Jim Rivers Intercollegiate at Squire Creek Country Club in Ruston, La. During the tournament, Zach Estep earned All-Tournament honors. The Golden Eagles went on to post two more top six finishes during the 2013-14 season.
Brescher comes 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 No. 37 ranking, which was the best in school history. He also had two team and individual wins, two SAA All-Conference players, 10 All-Tournament Team selections and six academic honor roll golfers.
Brescher is a former letterwinner at Southeastern Louisiana, where he 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. During that year, the Lions won two tournaments and finished third overall in the conference tournament.
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 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. In 2012, Brescher placed third in the Mississippi Amateur Championship and fifth in the Mississippi Open Championship. With these performances, Brescher earned a spot in the field for the 2012 USGA Men's State Team Championship to represent the state of Mississippi. Brescher is a two-time winner of the Mississippi Open (Trustmark Invitational), with wins in 2013 and 2014. He has also won the 2013 Greenville Invitational and is a two-time runner up at the 2013 and 2014 Mississippi Amateur Championship.
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.
Brescher received his bachelor's degree in Marketing and his MBA in Management from Southeastern Louisiana University. He is married to the former Lauren Mayer. They have one son, Bowen.
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