Men's Golf Head Coach Ted Gleason Resigns

June 14, 2006

USC men's golf head coach Ted Gleason announced his resignation today (June 14), effective June 30.

'I will forever be grateful to the USC community for the opportunity to coach at one of the most elite golf programs and universities in the nation,' Gleason said. 'I am thankful for the wonderful relationships I established with the players, their families, the athletic staff, the faculty, and the USC Family.'

Gleason was an assistant coach for both the USC men's and women's teams from 2003 to 2005. In his first year, the women's team won its first ever national title. The men's team reached the NCAA Championships from 2003-2005 as well.

As men's head coach in 2006, he directed USC to six top 5 finishes and senior Taylor Wood earned All-American third team honors.

Said USC Director of Golf Kurt Schuette: 'Ted has been a tremendous asset to our players, to me and our program. I am sorry to see him resign, yet I am confident he will be successful at his next career opportunity.

'We plan on conducting a national search and hope to name an outstanding replacement by July 1.'