Beltway JGT Coach's Bios
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.
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
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
Fort Bend Region
Coach Jason Jezek – Owner/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
Katy Area/Cypress Region
Coach Rick Nordstrom – Owner/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 Sean Ewing - Owner/Area Director
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
Lake Houston Region
Coach Scott Bryant – Area Director
Hometown: Humble, TX
School: Kingwood High School
Coaching Experience: 13 years.
College Attended: Lamar University - BS in Business Marketing
Coaching Highlights: Prior to joining Kingwood HS in 2019, 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.
Montgomery County Region
Coach Eric Noski – Owner/Area Director
Hometown: Montgomery, TX (Montgomery High School)
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
Coach Riley Isaac –Area Director
Hometown: Montgomery, TX (Montgomery High School)
Current School: Magnolia High School
Coaching Experience: 1 years HS Varsity
Colleges Attended: McNeese State University
Personal: 4 year Letter winner for the McNeese State University Women's golf program
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.
Beltway Junior Golf Tour
Coach Kevin Edmonson - Owner/Operations
Hometown: Naples, TX (Paul Pewitt High School)
Current School: Oak Ridge High School (Conroe)
Coaching Experience: 26 years
Colleges Attended: Masters Degree at Sam Houston State University--MA in Kinesiology
Undergrad Degree at East Texas State University--BA in History/Kinesiology
Coaching Highlights: 4 District Championships, 5 District Runner-Ups, 14 Regional Appearances (Team/Individual) 3 State Appearances (Individual), Coached 29 collegiate golfers.
Personal: PGA Member (A-21); Had a pine tree fall on me and lived to tell the story... 2021 - year of surgery!
Married to Elizabeth Ann. Four children: Greg (Texas A&M Class of 2023), Andrew, Abigail, Logan
Coach Chad Handley - Owner/Operations
Hometown: Rossford, Ohio
School: The Woodlands High School 2012-Present
Coaching Experience: 16 Years
College Attended: THE Ohio State University – BS Zoology 1996
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.