Beltway Junior Golf Tour

Beltway JGT Coach's Bios

BELTWAY JUNIOR GOLF TOUR BIO’S

 

Coach Chad Handley

Hometown:  Rossford, Ohio

School: The Woodlands High School 2012-Present

Coaching Experience: 15 Years

College Attended:  THE Ohio State University – BS Zoology 1996

Coaching Highlights:

Girls State Qualifier Medalist 2001, 2013

Girls State Qualifier Team 2014

Boys State Qualifier Team 2013 TJGT Houston Regional Tour Director 2008-present

Founded the Fort Bend County JGT in 2002 which became the Beltway JGT in 2012 and currently has 13+ regions State wide and into Louisiana.

25 former HS players have played or are currently playing for their college teams.

Personal Achievements: I am 42 for 42 on my new year’s resolution to live another year.

 

Coach Kevin Edmonson

Hometown:  Naples, TX (Paul Pewitt High School)

Current School: Oak Ridge High School (Conroe)

Coaching Experience: 21 years 

Colleges Attended:  East Texas State University--BA in History/Kinesiology

Sam Houston State University--MA in Kinesiology

Coaching Highlights: 4 District Championships, 10 Regional Appearances, 2 State Appearances, Coached 20 collegiate golfers.

Personal: PGA Member since 2007 (A-21)

Wife-Elizabeth.  Four children:  Greg, Andrew, Abigail, Logan

 

Coach Sean Ewing

Hometown: Houston, Texas

College attended: Southwest Texas State University

Coaching at: Seven Lakes High School (Katy)

Coaching Experience:  21 years total with last 13 as head boys and girls golf coach at Seven Lakes

Coaching Highlights: Have taken the following teams to state tournament:

Boys Team State Finalist 2007, 2008, 2009, 2014, 2015

Girls Team State Finalist 2010, 2014, 2016

Individual State Finalist 2012 & 2013

Coached 15 collegiate golfers that have come out of Seven Lakes HS

TJGT tour staff member 2005-present

Vice President of Texas Association of Golf Coaches

Personal Achievements: Have a wonderful wife and a wonderful 12 year old son – Jackson; been sky diving and zip lined in Costa Rica

 

Fort Bend Region

Coach Jason Jezek – Area Director

Hometown:  Houston, TX

School: Clements High School (Fort Bend ISD)

Head Golf-Coaching Experience: 8 years Varsity Boys at Clear Lake HS (1998-2006)

10 years Varsity Boys at Clements HS (2006-present)

8 years Varsity Girls at Clements HS (2008-present)

College Attended:  Purdue University- BS Business; MS Human Resource Management

Coaching Highlights:  Served as Coach for two 5A State Individual Champions (Blake Redmond- 2007; Portland Rosen – 2009)

Served as Coach for 5 Clements Ranger and Lady Ranger Teams qualifying for berth in Texas 5A State Championship (2009-Girls; 2010- Boys; 2011- Boys; 2013- Girls; 2014- Girls; 2015- Girls; 2016- Girls)

30 former HS players have played or are currently playing for their college teams

Personal Achievements: 4-year Varsity Golfer at Purdue University

Captain/MVP Purdue University Men’s Golf Team

3-year recipient of Academic All-Big-Ten Award (Men’s Golf)

Played professionally for 2 years on various Mini-Tours

 

Montgomery County Region

Coach Eric Noski – Area Director

Hometown:  Spring, TX

Current School: The Woodlands High School (Conroe)

Coaching Experience: 12 years HS Varsity

Colleges Attended:  Sam Houston State University

Coaching Highlights: Helped The Highlander Boys win 3 State Championships, 2005, 2007, 2012

Personal: Wife-Susan.  Kids-Kamryn (10), Karsyn (3).  Own course record at Panorama Country Club in Conroe, TX. Shot 62 on July 1, 2002

 

Katy Area/Cypress Region

Coach Rick Nordstrom – Area Director

Hometown:  Lake Jackson, TX (Brazoswood High School)

School: Cinco Ranch High School (Katy)

Coaching Experience: 31 years/ with last 13 at Cinco Ranch High School as the Head Boys and Girls Golf Coach.  Retired, but very active with the administering of Beltway JGT tournaments, TJGT tournaments, and in-school fundraising.

College Attended:  Midland University (Nebraska) – played intercollegiate basketball

Coaching Highlights:   Coached 12 teams to the State Championship Tournaments.  Coach Nordstrom has won the Katy ISD Coach of the Year;  continues to serve as the UIL Director for the Region III-6A Boys/Girls Golf Tournament;  has served on the THSCA Advisory Rules Committee for Golf; and has been an All-Star Basketball Coach for the Greater Houston Area after coaching in 5 Regional Basketball Tournaments.          

Hobbies include:  lots of golf, and beach vacations.

 

Coach Kevin Hildebrand

Hometown: Snyder, Texas

College attended: Hardin-Simmons University

Coaching at: Cinco Ranch High School (Katy)

Coaching Experience:  14 years

Coaching Highlights:  Advancing to the state tournament in golf, coaching in the Texas High School Football All-Star Game.

Personal Achievements: Becoming a teacher and coach

 

Coach Paul Donley

Hometown: Katy, Texas

College attended: University of Texas at San Antonio

Coaching at: Katy High School

Coaching Experience:  10 years as a golf coach

Coaching Highlights: 2010 Boys Regional Qualifier, 2010-2012 Boys/Girls Individual Regional Qualifier. I have coached 7 collegiate golfers all of which are currently playing

Personal Achievements: 4 year varsity letterman

 

Lake Houston Region

Coach Scott Bryant – Area Director

Hometown: Humble, TX

School: Atascocita High School (Humble)

Coaching Experience: 13 years.

College Attended: Lamar University - BS in Business Marketing

Coaching Highlights: Helped Atascocita get to the State 5A Regional tournament 4 of the last 6 years and attended the STATE tournament twice with one player.  1st time District Champions for school history 2014.   Coached 6 future collegiate golfers.

Personal Achievements: 4-year varsity golfer at Humble High.  Competed in the 1996 5A State Tournament (team finished 3rd).  Played collegiate golf at San Jacinto Jr. College and Lamar University.

 

Bay Area Region

Coach Mark Boyd – Area Director

Hometown: Perryton, Texas

School: Deer Park High School

Coaching Experience: 35 Years

College Attended: THE West Texas State University BS – Health, Science, PE

Southwest Texas State University English

Coaching Highlights: Girls State Qualifier Medalist 2008                                      

Girls State Qualifier Medalist 2009

Boys State Team Qualifier 2013

Girls State Team Qualifier 2014

Two Boys US Amateur Qualifiers

21 former players have played or are playing collegiate golf.

Personal Achievements: Grandchildren. The rest is in a distant second place.

Dream foursome: My Dad, My Mom, Annie, me.

 

Coach Allan Myers

Hometown: Greenville Texas

School: Deer Park High School

Coaching Experience: 4 Years

College Attended: East Texas State University; University of Houston Clear Lake

Coaching Highlights: Boys State Qualifier Team 2013; 2014

Personal Achievements: I have been a teacher, coach and administrator in Deer Park ISD for 39 years. (17 as teacher; 11 as Assistant Principal; 7 as Principal; and 4 as an Assistant Golf Coach)

 

Golden Triangle Region

Coach Ricky Keyes - Area Director

Hometown:  Groves, TX

School: Port Neches-Groves High School 

Coaching Experience: 5 Years

College Attended:  Lamar University- BS in Accounting 1995

Coaching Highlights: Boys District Champion Team 2011, Boys Region Champion Team 2012, Boys State Qualifier Team 2013, and Boys State Qualifier Medalist 2014

Personal Achievements: Married 23 years (to the same woman) with 2 children; 1 in college, 1 in Kindergarten.

Dream Foursome: Phil Mickelson, Rory Mcilroy, Tony Romo, and me.

 

Central Texas Region

Coach Lauren Marx - Area Director

Hometown: Belton, Texas

College attended: University of Mary Hardin Baylor

Coaching at: Belton High School

Coaching Experience:  5 years head coach, 10 years total 

Coaching Highlights: 

Belton High School 5 straight Regional appearances, 2 District Championships 

Personal Information: Husband, Dustin, expecting first baby in May, Olivia, and a Maltese named LuLu

Favorite club: 7 iron

 

San Antonio Region

Coach Abel Garza - Area Director

Hometown:  Corpus Christi, Texas

School: O'Connor High School

Coaching Experience: 16 years

College Attended:  University of Texas at Austin 1995 - BA in English

                               University of Texas at San Antonio 2000 - Masters in English

                               Concordia Irvine 2014 - Masters in Coaching and Athletic Administration

Coaching Highlights: Girls Individual District Champion 2012, 2013, 2014

Girls Team District Champions 2013, 2014

Boys Team District Champions 2014 

Personal Achievements: This is my 21st year of teaching and 16th year coaching.  I have two master degrees and achieved a perfect score on the written portion of the GRE. I have a beautiful wife, two sons and a daughter.

 

Austin Region

Coach Brian Tarvin – Area Director (Austin Area)

Hometown:  Grand Forks, ND

School:  Round Rock HS

Coaching Experience:  25 years

College Attended:  Texas Tech University (BS), Prairie View A&M (M.Ed)

Coaching Highlights:  My highlight is being able to coach the young kids in this game of golf.  1992 State Champion (football).  1997 TAPPS State Champion.  District Champions:  1997, 2004.  Regional Appearances:  1997, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016.  State:  1997.

Personal Achievements:  Being a father to my 2 beautiful daughters.  Everything else is irrelevant.

 

Pineywoods Region

Coach Danny Leatherman – Area Director

Hometown: Pasadena Texas

School: Huntsville High School 2014-Present

Coaching Experience: 21 years

College Attended: Stephen F Austin State University

Coaching Highlights: Girls 4A State Champions 2014

Boys State Team Qualifiers:  2008, 2009, 2010, 2015

Girls State Team Qualifiers:  2014, 2015, 2016

Founded the Pineywoods Junior Golf Tour

36 former students have played or currently playing college golf

4 former students playing professionally

Personal Achievements: Played in two Hogan Tour Events

Ex PGA Member

Lufkin Country Club Club Champion

Crown Colony Presidents Cup Captain 

Texas High School Coaches Association 300 Win Award 

Dream Foursome:  Myself, My Grandfather, Bill Murray and Old Tom Morris