Alexander To Join Men's Golf As Volunteer Assistant Coach

Sept. 28, 2007

SEATTLE - Washington men's golf coach Matt Thurmond announced today that Scott Alexander will join his staff as a volunteer assistant coach.

Alexander is currently the Director of Golf at the Gold Mountain Golf Complex that will serve as the host of UW's Husky Invitational Oct. 1-2 and the 2008 NCAA West Regional in May. Alexander has also served on the Husky Golf Advisory Board. His role with the team will include assisting Thurmond with fundraising efforts and projects, as well as coaching in practice and competition. Alexander will lead UW's tournament next week in addition to coaching the UW individuals competing in the event, while Thurmond will coach UW's five counting players.

'Adding Scott Alexander to our staff is extremely significant,' Thurmond said. 'He is a tremendous leader, connects very well with our team and is a great teacher of the game of golf. I have known and worked with Scott for several years. His leadership has always inspired me. Everything he commits himself to becomes a great success and his commitment to Husky golf will mean only increased success for us in the future.'

'Obviously I'm very, very thrilled,' Alexander commented about joining Thurmond's staff. 'I've enjoyed the program ever since O.D. (Vincent) was there. He was a good friend of mine and got me involved, and we brought one of the original Husky Invitationals to Gold Mountain. That got me started with an interest in the program and since Matt's taken over I think he does a first class job. I was honored when he and I started to discuss whether I could help out in a bigger capacity. I'm very excited and looking forward to it.'

Alexander, a native Oregonian, is a graduate of Seattle University where he played golf. Alexander also played golf at the University of Oregon for one year before transferring to Seattle U. He resides in Bremerton with his wife Ivaly and a nine-year old daughter, Tucker.

Alexander's volunteer assistant coaching position will be on a part-time basis and does not replace former full-time assistant coach Jon Reehoorn who left the program to become the Associate Head Coach for golf at Idaho in early September. 'We are still considering what form that position will take and when we fill it,' Thurmond said. 'I will look for Scott to be a big help in filling that position.'

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