Ryan Jamison Selected to Lead NSU Men's Golf Program
Nova Southeastern University Director of Athletics Michael Mominey announced Friday that former NSU assistant coach Ryan Jamison will return to South Florida as the head coach of the Sharks' men's golf program after a two-year hiatus. Jamison takes over for Garrett Runion, who recently resigned and returned to his alma mater LSU after leading the men’s program to the 2012 Division II National Championship.
"We are pleased to welcome Ryan back to the Sharks family,” Mominey said. “He spent four years with the men's golf team, helping build the foundation that we know as a championship program as an assistant coach. He is obviously familiar with our expectations, ambitions and culture here at NSU, and he will do an excellent job maintaining the success we have had while adding his own stamp to the program."
Jamison spent the past two seasons at his alma mater, NCAA Division I DePaul, where he impacted the Blue Demon program immediately. In his first season in 2010-11, he helped two golfers place in the top 10 at the BIG EAST Championship. It marked the first time in program history that two players finished in the top 10 at the BIG EAST Championship.
Prior to DePaul, Jamison spent the first part of his career at NSU serving as the assistant coach for the men’s golf program from 2006-10. Under two-time NCAA Division II National Coach of the Year Kevin Marsh, Jamison led NSU to a sixth-place finish in 2010 in the program's second national championship appearance. That followed a fifth-place finish at the national championship in 2008.
In his tenure, the Sharks compiled multiple NCAA regional and Sunshine State Conference titles. He also tutored Bobby Bode, Constantin Schwierz and Greg O'Mahony to All-American honors and Ben Vertz and Eric Cole to SSC Freshman of the Year honors during his four seasons with the Sharks. Overall, Jamison and the Sharks claimed eight tournament titles, six second-place finishes, and six third-place finishes.
“I am very excited about returning to Nova Southeastern,” Jamison said. “This is a tremendous opportunity to return to a nationally contending program with such great facilities. What I am looking forward to most is working with the student-athletes to achieve a common goal of defending this season’s national title and continuing the winning tradition of NSU golf.”
Jamison earned his Bachelor of Science degree in commerce from DePaul and completed an impressive four-year career for the Blue Demons. He won the 75th Midwest Amateur tournament by five shots and captained the DePaul squad his final two seasons. Jamison also represented the university at the SAAC (Student Athletic Academic Committee) national conference at the University of Memphis during his junior year. In 2004, Jamison also assisted ESPN in its coverage of the US Open golf tournament from Olympia Fields Country Club in Chicago. He is currently enrolled in the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul.