Aug 20, 2013
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Southern Miss men's golf coach Jerry Weeks announced the hiring of Eddie Brescher as assistant coach, Tuesday afternoon.
"Eddie will be a great addition to our program," said Weeks. "He has a true passion to coach. He is a great recruiter and has a solid playing resume. Without a doubt he will continue to help our golf program trend upward."
Brescher comes to Southern Miss after spending the last 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.
Prior to Millsaps, Brescher served as the Assistant Director of Golf at Beau Chene Country Club in Mandeville, La. since 2009. In that role, he helped organize day-to-day operations, corporate outings, club repairs and held camps for all ages.
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 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. He also had stint as a caddy for Casey Crain on the 2011 Nationwide Tour.
"I'm very excited about the opportunity given to me at Southern Miss," said Brescher. "I know the future is very bright. I am Hopeful I can come in and help to continue to build this program. I am looking forward to helping to take the program to the next step."