LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Bellarmine University Athletics Director of Athletics Scott Wiegandt announced today that Justin Tereshko will come on board as the school’s full-time men’s golf coach.
Tereshko, a Madison, Indiana native who played collegiately at Transylvania, most recently served as head coach at Hanover College where he led both the men’s and women’s programs.
Tereshko’s golf resume is quite impressive both as a player and a coach. A two-time All-American at Transy, he went on to coaching posts at Huntingdon College, DePauw University, Guilford College, and the University of Louisville before taking the reins at Hanover.
As a player, one of Tereshko’s career highlights just got a boost from the recent Tokyo Olympic Games. Because American Xander Schauffele captured the gold medal, Tereshko can now claim a head-to-head victory against the Olympic champion as Tereshko dispatched Schauffele 7 and 6 in the match play portion of the 2014 U.S. Amateur.
“Having someone of Justin’s considerable talent and collegiate coaching experience will be a great benefit to our student-athletes as our men’s golf program continues to make strides as a Division I program in the ASUN Conference,” said Wiegandt. “I look forward the Knights’ continued progression under his guidance.
“I am so excited to be named the leader of the Knights golf program,” Tereshko said. “I look forward to the challenge of competing in the A-Sun and helping the program take the next step as the athletic department continues the transition into NCAA Division I. I’d like to thank Scott Wiegandt for trusting me to lead the program and I am ready to hit the ground running! Swords up!”
Among Tereshko’s accomplishments as a coach include being named the 2018 Jack Jensen Coach of the Year in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference after guiding Guilford to five event victories and fifth place finish in the NCAA Division III Championship. In all, he guided the Quakers to three NCAA tournament appearances as they captured three ODAC championships. He also shepherded numerous individual players to national recognitions including six All-Americans and three GCAA All-American Scholars.
Tereshko still plays at a high level in amateur events. In addition to his 2014 U.S. Amateur match play appearance, some of his highlights include winning 2017 North Carolina Amateur after finishing as the runner-up the previous year. Tereshko returned to the match-play round of the U.S. Amateur in 2017 and was exempted into the 2017 U.S. Mid-Amateur, where he also reached match play.