Garrett Clegg will be entering only his third season as the Husky assistant coach in 2010-11 and he has already left an indelible mark on the Husky golf program.
During his two years, Washington has won back-to-back Pac-10 Conference Championships -- the first time UW has ever won consecutive league titles. The team has also finished fifth twice at the NCAA Championships during his two years.
He has helped mentor All-Americans Nick Taylor, Richard Lee, Darren Wallace and Chris Williams and has coached many of the those guys to some of their best rounds while walking with them on the course.
Clegg was recognized for his excellence in coaching during the 2010 season when he was named one of five finalists for the Jan Strickland Award presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf as selected by the GCAA. The Strickland Award is presented to the NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA or NJCAA assistant coach that, among other things, has excelled in working with their student-athletes both on the course and in the classroom.
Besides his assistant coaching duties, Clegg will caddy for Nick Taylor in several summer of 2010 events, including the PGA Tour's Travelers Championship from June 24-27.
Clegg, a native of Bountiful, Utah, is a former professional and collegiate golfer who was a member of the 2002 NCAA champion University of Minnesota squad. Clegg also competed at the University of Utah.
Clegg is involved in all areas of the program including coaching, recruiting, fund-raising and tournament operations with a special emphasis on administrative duties.
"Garrett brings a wide range of golf experience that includes championship success in college and a diverse professional background. He is able to bring that experience to our guys and help guide, mentor and prepare them for more success in their futures," said UW Head Coach Matt Thurmond.
Clegg played collegiate golf at Minnesota for two years where he was a part of the 2002 NCAA championship team before transferring to Utah for his final two seasons. A 2004 graduate of Utah, Clegg was a two-time All-Mountain West Conference selection and placed third in the conference championships in 2003. During his career with the Utes, he won the 2003 Nevada Wolfpack Invitational and the 2003 UC Riverside Invitational.
Clegg played in the 2003 U.S. Amateur and advanced to the second round of the 2002 U.S. Public Links tournament. As a professional, he played the 2007 season in the Nationwide Tour after finishing fifth in the second stage of the PGA Tour Qualifying School. In 2005, Clegg finished third at the Utah Open. Clegg and his wife Rachael have two daughters, Grace (4) and Sophie (2) and newly born son Brady.