Second-year head coach Sam Oglesby will look to continue to develop the University of Mary Washington as one of the top rising varisty golf programs for men and women in the region. Oglesby, who served as assistant coach for the men's program in its inaugural season in 2016-17, led the 17-18 men's team to a Capital Athletic Conference championship and advancement to the program's first NCAA Championship appearance, while the women's team played for the first time as a varsity sport.
"It is an honor for me to return to my alma mater and to serve as the Head Men's and Women's Golf Coach", says Oglesby.
Oglesby has been no stranger to Mary Washington since graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business, serving under Rod Wood for one season in the 1990s as a basketball assistant, and again in 16-17 in men's golf.
A 1999 graduate of UMW, he holds a masters degree from National University in San Diego, Cal. His playing experience includes wins in three events on the Golf Channel Amateur Tour in Northern Virginia, and medalist honors on the Golf Channel Tour in his National Age Flight in 2012.
He has served as a member of the Marine Corps golf team (West Coast and Japan) from 1986-2002, serving as coach of the squad from 1999-2002.
He couples experience of 15-plus years of golf instruction with more than 27 years of instruction as an officer in the Marine Corps. He is a Titleist Performance Institute Certified Instructor, United States Golf Teachers Federation Certified Coach, United States Golf Teachers Federation Certified Instructor (Level III), as well as PGA of America Apprentice program and USGA Rules Certification completion.