Justin Tereshko Named Head Men's and Women's Golf Coach

Justin Tereshko Named Head Men's and Women's Golf Coach

HANOVER, Ind. – Justin Tereshko, formerly the University of Louisville assistant men's golf coach, has been named the head coach for the Hanover College men's and women's golf programs, Vice President for Athletics Lynn Hall announced Wednesday.

"Hanover is very fortunate to have Justin onboard.  He brings good DIII coaching and playing experience as well as being a top golfer in his own right," praised Hall. "I believe our collegiate golfers will have a great experience working with him."

Tereshko comes to Hanover after serving as an assistant coach for UofL for the past two seasons where he helped guide the men's program to postseason play, appearing in the NCAA Regional while advancing to the NCAA Championships in 2019. Despite missing the final round, the Cardinals carded their most successful season in school history posting one win while recording 12 top-five finishes.

His tenure with the Cardinals featured several top golfers, including PING Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) All-American Matthias Schmid who was also named a 2020 Arthur Ashe Jr Sports Scholar Award Winner. John Murphy also found success for the Cardinals under Tereshko, being named a PING GCAA All-American as well as a Byron Nelson Award Winner. The 2020 campaign saw all five starters earn GCAA All-Region selections while setting the school record for team scoring average.

Before his stint at UofL, Tereshko served as the head men's golf coach at Guilford (N.C.) College where he guided the Quakers to three NCAA Division III Tournament appearances, including a runner-up mark. In 2018 he guided the program to the ODAC Championship before advancing to the NCAA Division III National Championship where the team claimed a 5th place finish. For his efforts, Tereshko was named the ODAC Jack Jensen Coach of the Year – the school's first coach since the 2013 season.

The 2018 campaign was arguably his most successful as he landed three PING GCAA All-Americans while also guiding the Quakers to a top-20 Division III team in the country. They concluded the season ranked seventh in the final regular-season coaches' poll and ranked sixth in the final Golfstat.com rankings.

Furthermore, Tereshko spent a season at Huntingdon College where he served as an interim head men's golf coach before serving a season as an assistant coach for the DePauw University Tigers.

"I am very excited to finally become a true Hanover Panther!" stated Tereshko. "Having grown up in and around Hanover College, I know the tradition of the school and the athletic department.  I have known every golf coach Hanover has had since I was born and I am excited and proud to become a Panther! I can't thank Lynn Hall enough for giving me this opportunity. I cannot wait to get started."

Tereshko still plays competitively and is currently a top 100 ranked amateur in the world.

The Madison, Ind. native competed collegiately at Transylvania University where he was a two-time All-American and earned a degree in Exercise Science before receiving a Master of Science in Recreation & Sport Management from Indiana State University in 2015.