Eddie Brescher Named Interim Women's Golf Coach
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Southern Miss Director of Athletics Jon Gilbert announced Friday that Eddie Brescher has been named Interim Women’s Golf coach for the remainder of the program’s season.
Brescher takes over for former coach Erika Brennan, who accepted a similar position at USF earlier on Friday.
“Erika did a tremendous job with our program the last two and a half years and we wish her, her husband Brian and daughter, Blakely, the best,” said Gilbert. “We are fortunate to have an experienced and capable coach within our program in Eddie Brescher to lead the program on an interim basis. Eddie has worked extremely hard for both our golf programs and we look forward to seeing the continued success with him at the helm of our women’s program.”
Eddie Brescher entered his fifth season as assistant men's golf coach and third season as an assistant for the women’s golf program at Southern Miss.
"I want to thank Mr. Jon Gilbert and the University of Southern Mississippi for this great opportunity,” said Brescher. “I am excited to lead our women's program forward. After spending the past two and a half years assisting the women's program, I have become very familiar with their golf games. With the amount of talent on our roster and the schedule that is in place, I am excited to see our team compete this spring and finish this season on a strong note."
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. 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. 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 on the Golden Eagle staff have 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 will continue to have responsibilities as an assistant coach to the men’s golf program.
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.