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Jim Garren
Jim  Garren

Assistant Coach - Director of Recruiting

Alma Mater:
Kennesaw State, 2008


Southern Miss Men's Golf Squad Earns Perfect APR Score

Golden Eagles one of 59 men's golf teams nationally to earn the APR Award.

Jim Garren enters his fifth season as an assistant coach and Director of Recruiting and fourth season overall with the men's golf team.

Garren was a member of the Wallace State Junior College men's golf team in 2003. While at Wallace State, he helped lead them to a third place ranking the NSCAA D1. Garren then transferred to Kennesaw State, where he earned his degree in Sports Management in 2008.

The Cartersville, Ga. native was a three-time Georgia High School State Champion at Cartersville High School. He was also a two-time qualifier for the Atlanta Open, and also earned alternate status through qualifying for the 2005 U.S. Open.

Born May 14, 1984, Garren is the son of Jimmy and Teresa Garren.

Team Coach Credentials
- 2010 Conference USA Runner-Up
- 2010 UTA Waterchase Intercollegiate Runner-Up
- 2011 UALR/First Tee Intercollegiate Runner-Up
- 2011 BancorpSouth Intercollegiate Runner-Up
- 2009 Memphis Intercollegiate 3rd Place
- 2009 Aldila Scenic City Intercollegiate 3rd Place
- 2010 Louisiana Tech Squire Creek Intercollegiate 4th Place
- 2008 Aldila Scenic City Intercollegiate 4th Place
- 2008 Adam's Cup of Newport 4th Place
- 2010 BancorpSouth Intercollegiate 5th Place
- 2009 Mobile Bay Intercollegiate 5th Place

Individual Coaching Credentials
- 2010 UTA Waterchase Intercollegiate Champion (Derek Plucienski)
- 2010 Conference USA Championships Runner-Up (Wes Carter)
- 2010 Sam Hall Intercollegiate Runner-Up (Derek Plucienski)
- 2010 Louisiana Classics 4th Place (Paul Apyan)
- 2009 Aldila Scenic City Intercollegiate 4th Place (Wes Carter)
- 2008 Adam's Cup of Newport 6th Place (Rocky Cleland)
- 2010 Louisiana Tech Squire Creek Intercollegiate 6th Place (Derek Plucienski)
- 2011 Conference USA Championships 7th Place (Derek Plucienski)
- 2011 UALR/First Tee Intercollegiate 7th Place (Nick Brown)
- 2011 Louisiana Tech Bulldog Classic 7th Place (Derek Plucienski)
- 2010 UTA Waterchase Intercollegiate 9th Place (Nick Brown)
- 2010 BancorpSouth Intercollegiate 10th Place (Paul Apyan)
- 2009 Sam Hall Intercollegiate 10th Place (Paul Apyan)
- 2008 Aldila Scenic City Intercollegiate 10th Place (Paul Apyan)

Awards and Honors
- Three Academic All-Americans
- Two Academic All-Conference Selections
- Two All-Conference USA Selections
- Two Conference USA Golfers of the Week
- 2010-11 Freshman Class Finished Season Ranked 18th Nationally by Golfstat

School Records
- Tied Best Conference Finish (2nd, 2010)
- Low 18-Hole Team Score (274, 2010 Sam Hall Intercollegiate)
- Best Individual Conference Championship Performance (Wes Carter, 2nd, 2010)
- Low 18-Hole Individual Score (Derek Plucienski, 63, 2010 Sam Hall Intercollegiate)
- Low 36-Hole Individual Score (Derek Plucienski, 133, 2010 UTA/Waterchase Intercollegiate)
- Low 54-Hole Individual Score (Derek Plucienski, 210, 2010 Sam Hall Intercollegiate)

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