Aug. 4, 2005
Jordan Byrd, former Southern Conference Individual Golf Champion and 1998 Furman graduate, has been named assistant golf coach at Clemson University. Head Coach Bobby Robinson.
“We are thrilled to add Jordan Byrd to our golf staff,” said Penley, who has led Clemson to eight ACC Championships and seven NCAA Regional titles, plus a national championship in his 22 years as Clemson’s head coach.
“I have obviously known Jordan and the entire Byrd family for a long time. He brings a strong knowledge of the game and knows what it takes to succeed. He will be a great role model for our current team members and will be of significant help from an administrative and recruiting standpoint.”
Byrd, the brother of former Clemson All-American and current PGA Tour player Jonathan Byrd, was the captain of the Furman golf team his senior year (1997-98). He won the Southern Conference Championship as a junior in 1997 when the Paladins also won the team title. He had 12 top 10 finishes in his career and was named to the All-Southern Conference team in 1997 and 1998. He also had an outstanding amateur career and reached the semifinals of the North-South in 1997.
A native of Columbia, SC, Byrd, graduated from Spring Valley High School, where he was an outstanding golfer and wrestler. He reached the state finals in his weight class on the wrestling mat in 1994, the same year he finished in the top 10 in the state golf tournament.
After graduating from Furman in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration, Byrd pursued a professional career for two years. He played on the Hooter’s Tour and the Tear Drop Tour during his professional and had four top five finishes.
Since May of 2001, Byrd had worked as a salesman, trader, portfolio manager, and technical analyst at DiBiasio & Edgington Inc in Annandale, VA.
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