Reehoorn Named Assistant Men's Golf Coach

July 27, 2004

SEATTLE - Former Washington State standout golfer Jon Reehoorn has been named Assistant Coach for the Men's Golf Program head coach Matt Thurmond announced today. Reehoorn replaces Ryan Folkman, who has served as an assistant the past two years. Folkman recently completed his graduate work and leaves Washington with a Masters' in Business Administration and will pursue a career in business.

Reehoorn comes to Washington after working at Louisville last season as a graduate assistant coach while working toward his Athletic Administration degree. While residing in Louisville he also worked as an intern for the Mid-South Conference and the Greater Louisville Sports Commission.

As a senior in 2002, Reehoorn was a second-team All-Pac-10 selection, helping Washington State to its only NCAA Regional Championships appearance in history. He was selected to the PING All-Pacific Region team that year as one of the region's top 15 players and was a second-team Pac-10 All-Academic team member. He received one of the Pac-10 Conference's post-graduate scholarships following his senior year at WSU.

Reehoorn completed his Washington State golf career with a school record 12 top-25 finishes in addition to posting a 72.0 scoring average in 2001-02, the best single-season mark in school history. In addition, Reehoorn ended his career at WSU with a school record 14 and 28 career top-10 and top-25 finishes, respectively.

Reehoorn was a walk-on at Washington State and lettered four times. He received honorable mention all-Pac-10 notice as a junior. He was a second-team Pac-10 All-Academic selection as a sophomore and received honorable mention honors during his junior season. After attending Burlington-Edison High School Reehoorn received an Evans Scholarship to attend WSU.

'John will be a great addition to our growing program,' said Thurmond. 'He has excelled in everything he has done. I expect him to be very involved in all areas of our program and to be a big part of taking our program to the highest level.

'I also want to thank Ryan Folkman for doing a tremendous job as our assistant coach the past two years. He was a tireless worker and did an incredible balancing act of committing himself to Husky golf and at the same time completing a graduate degree from the University. Our program will miss him.'

After graduating from Washington State, Reehoorn worked as an intern in the Mississippi State athletic department in 2002 and then became a graduate teaching assistant at the school during the spring semester of 2003.

Reehoorn will assist Coach Thurmond in all areas of the golf program.

'I'm very excited about this opportunity. I'm looking forward to working with Coach Thurmond, the guys on the team, and being a part of the Husky Golf tradition,' said Reehoorn.

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