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April 24, 2003

Scheessele tapped to succeed Brown as men’s golf coach

Matt Scheessele has accepted the position of head coach of the men’s golf team at the University of Southern Indiana. Scheessele replaces Jim Brown, his former coach who is retiring.

A member of the USI squad from 1997-2001, Scheessele was a three-time All-Great Lakes Valley Conference performer and had a career average of 77.4 over 78 rounds and 46 tournaments. He also helped the Eagles to three NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regional appearances.

Following his collegiate career, Scheessele has been the assistant professional at Helfrich Hills Golf Course in Evansville, Indiana. He will remain the assistant professional at Helfrich Hills, in addition to his duties at USI.

“USI is excited to bring Matt onto our coaching staff,” said USI Director of Athletics Jon Mark Hall. “He brings a great deal of knowledge of the game of golf to our program and is familiar with how things operate within our department as a former student athlete.

“Matt is aware of the expectations that we have for our Athletics Department and is excited about that challenge. He has big shoes to fill and feels fortunate to take the reins of the program from his former coach,” concluded Hall.

Brown leaves the University after 33 years of service, 27 as the head coach for men’s golf. He also helped create the women’s program in 1996. During his tenure, Brown led the Eagles to its only NCAA Division II National Championship appearance in 1996 and to three NCAA II Regional berths.

Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information

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