LUBBOCK, Texas –The Texas Tech men's golf program received a new addition today as Jeff Jenkins joined the staff as an assistant coach. He replaced Marty McCauley who left the program earlier this summer to take the head coaching job at Oklahoma City University.
"I am very excited the new addition of Jeff Jenkins and what he brings to our program," said Texas Tech head coach Greg Sands. "First and foremost, Jeff is a quality person and a man of character. His reputation among his peers is excellent and I am very pleased and honored to have him apart of the Tech golf family. He brings a variety of experiences to the program; he has played golf professionally, caddied on the Nationwide and PGA tours, and coached well at the NCAA Division I level. There is no doubt that Jeff will be a tremendous asset to our team."
Jenkins joins one of the top men's golf programs in the country after spending the last three seasons as an assistant women's golf coach at the University of Central Arkansas. While at Central Arkansas, he helped tutor Rebecca Sorenson, the 2010 Southland Conference Player of the Year. As a team, Central Arkansas finished in second in the Southland Conference Tournament with Sorensen taking medalist honors.
In 2009, Nichole Forshner took home the conference player of the year honor and that year's squad won three tournament championships. In addition, Central Arkansas moved into the top 50 in the Golfstat rankings.
As a professional, Jenkins qualified for two Nationwide Tour events (2006 Price Cutter Championship and the 2005 Fort Smith Classic) while finishing third at the 2004 Tightlies Tour event in Longview and first at the 2004 South Texas Tour in San Antonio.
Jenkins played collegiately at Arkansas Tech University where he earned a bachelor's degree in history in political science in 2002. He earned master's degree in community and economic development from Central Arkansas in 2010.