Courtesy of Wabash Athletics
CRAWFORDSVILLE, IN – Wabash College has named Tyler Schmutz as head coach of the school’s varsity golf program. He will begin his duties mid-June.
“Tyler is a welcome addition to Little Giants athletics,” said Director of Athletics and Campus Wellness Matt Tanney. “Our scholar-athletes will benefit from his considerable golf expertise and experience. As a competitive golfer, his enthusiasm for the game is contagious, and I look forward to the program's growth under his leadership.”
Schmutz comes to Wabash from Regis University, where he served as the graduate assistant golf coach for the Rangers during the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons. In that position, he organized and conducted practices, worked with individual players, and oversaw the team’s strength and conditioning program among other duties. Prior to working at Regis, he was director of client management for The Legacy Agency, where he managed logistics for players on the PGA and Web.com tours. Schmutz was an assistant golf professional at Bretton Woods Recreation Center in Maryland in 2015 and at Steelwood Country Club in Alabama from 2014 to 2015.
Schmutz graduated from Huntingdon College in Alabama in 2014. He earned a master of science degree in organizational leadership from Regis in May, 2019.
“I would like to thank Mr. Tanney as well as President Hess for the opportunity to be named the Wabash College head golf coach,” Schmutz said. “Wabash is a place where athletics are an integral part of the institution. That was evident when talking to all of the other coaches, who told me that they have great support from the college and the alumni. I want to come in and help the players who are there get better every day. Eventually I want put the program in position to win North Coast Athletic Conference championships and compete for NCAA Championships.”
Schmutz takes the reigns of the Wabash golf program from Mac Petty, who will move to a role in the Advancement Office the College. Petty had served as the Little Giants’ head golf coach since 2004, and spent 35 years as head basketball coach, winning 497 games.
“It is impossible to measure Coach Petty's impact on countless numbers of Wabash students in his 40-plus years of service to the College,” Tanney added. “We are grateful he will remain in an advisory capacity to Coach Schmutz for the coming year.”