FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 5, 2017
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Merrimack Director of Athletics Jeremy Gibson is pleased to announce the hiring of Jason Malcolm as the new head coach of the women's golf team, the second in the history of the program.
"We are very excited to welcome Jason to Merrimack College and to hand him the reigns of the women's golf team," Gibson stated. "His passion for teaching the game and his Northeast-10 Conference ties should translate to continued success for a program that has demonstrated excellence since its inception."
"I would like to thank Jeremy Gibson and President [Dr. Christopher E.] Hopey, as well as the rest of the athletic department administration for giving me the opportunity to lead the Merrimack College women's golf program, Jason stated. "I will continue to build on the immense success that has already been established and will maintain a terrific student-athlete experience. The upcoming spring season promises to be a bright one and I look forward to getting started."
A 15-year veteran offering professional instruction at various golf facilities over that span, Malcolm arrives in North Andover after serving as assistant coach at nearby NE10 institution Southern New Hampshire University over the past two years.
His responsibilities Involved in all aspects of coaching one of the top-ranked Division II men's programs in the country while helping establish the foundation for the women's team that was launched in 2014-15. He recruited student-athletes for both teams while helping to lead the men's program to a second-place finish at the NCAA East/Atlantic Super Regional en route to a qualification in the NCAA National Championships in 2015-16.
Malcolm also recently accepted a position as a PGA Professional at Nashua Country Club, as well, after a successful nearly three-year stint at Dublin Lake Club. He supervised a six-member golf staff managing tournaments and organizing junior clinics, private lessons and more.
Additionally, Malcolm has worked as a PGA professional at four other clubs/institutions over the past decade, including Winchester Country Club (2011-13); Old Marsh Golf Club (2002-07); Whitinsville Golf Club (2003-07) and Franklin Country Club (2002).
A 2001 graduate from then-Bryant College with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and major in Computer Information System, Malcolm served as team captain during his senior year while helping the Bulldogs qualify for the NCAA Division II National Championship. He earned NE10 All-Conference First Team and Division II All-New England First Team honors in 2000 and was the recipient of the Bryant College Bulldog Leadership Award.
Malcolm would coach Northbridge High School's golf team from 2003-07 and also has competed in several regional amateur and professional tournaments, qualifying for the Massachusetts Open Championship in 2014 over that span.
Malcolm resides in Hudson, New Hampshire, with his wife, Ingrid, and their daughter, Mackenzie.
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