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Former Jessup player takes over golf program

Hovancsek named coach emeritus
By: Brianna Campbell for The Placer Herald/News Messenger
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ROCKLIN – As the 2018-19 men's golf season tees off this week, William Jessup University welcomes the return of Matthew Robinson as the new head coach. Tim Hovancsek was named Head Coach Emeritus. 

"We are thrilled to have Matt Robinson taking over the reigns and continuing to build off of Coach Hovancsek's foundation," athletic director Lance Von Vogt said. "Matt, having played for Jessup and Coach Hovancsek, is uniquely prepared to lead our Warriors."

Robinson played two seasons for the Warriors and graduated with a degree in psychology. He played professional golf and is an active member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Golf Corporation.

"My vision for the William Jessup golf program is to continue building on the success Coach Hovancsek has had,” said Robinson, “and help make William Jessup golf a perennially ranked team."

Von Vogt said Hovancsek’s retention was also a big win for the program.

Under Hovancsek the past five years, the Warriors reached the country’s largest stage. In 2017, Jessup golf was ranked nationally and finished 8th overall at the National Championship. In that class was two-time All-American Johnnie Greco.

"I am proud our team has been an Academic All-American team (for) three consecutive years,” said Hovancsek. “My time at Jessup has been filled with both memorable experiences and truly remarkable relationships, and I look forward to both new opportunities and challenges at Jessup as Coach Emeritus."