HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, VA-Hampden-Sydney Athletic Director Richard Epperson '79 has announced the hiring of Mac Main as the new head golf coach. Main will assume his post for the 2012-13 season while former head coach Joe Bush will act as assistant coach.
"On behalf of Hampden-Sydney athletics and specifically our golf program, I welcome Mac to our coaching staff," stated Epperson. "He brings a wealth of teaching experience that will prove to be invaluable to our talented group of returning players. Coupled with the return of Joe Bush as assistant coach, Tiger Golf is in great hands."
Main, a third-generation Golf Pro who moved to Farmville as a high school junior, returned home in June as the golf professional at The Manor Resort. He has been a PGA Pro since 1986 and had six stops prior to his arrival. He began at the Tides Lodge in Irvington, and then spent time at Faquier Springs Country Club and the Wintergreen Resort. Main also worked in South Carolina at Pine Lakes International, the very first golf course in Myrtle Beach, built in 1927, and at the Heritage Club in Pawley's Island. Most recently, he was in North Carolina at the Grandover Resort.
"It is truly an honor and a privilege to join the staff of Hampden-Sydney College as Head Golf Coach," Main said. "I feel extremely fortunate and will rely heavily on the vast coaching knowledge, experience, and dedication of Joe Bush. Our goal is to elevate the golf program, while continuing Hampden-Sydney's time-honored tradition of developing student-athletes and gentlemen of exceptional character."
Main played two years of golf at Prince Edward Academy - now Fuqua School - and graduated from Longwood, where he also played golf and helped start the wrestling program. Upon graduation, Main was a touring professional before becoming a Professional at Tides Lodge.
The former Lancer is very familiar with the Tiger program; while his father worked at Longwood, he helped Hampden-Sydney All-Americans and Hall of Famers Woody Fitzhugh and Gray Tuttle.