Quinney Named Men’s Golf Assistant Coach
EUGENE, Ore. – Oregon head coach Casey Martin announced the hiring of former PGA Tour pro and Eugene native, Jeff Quinney as an assistant coach on Monday.
"I am so excited to bring Jeff Quinney back home to Oregon to coach with me," said Martin. "It's not often that you have the opportunity to hire a former U.S. Amateur Champion and someone with five years of experience playing the PGA Tour. His wealth of experience and knowledge coupled with his easy-going demeanor will make him a great coach. I can't wait for Jeff to get started."
Quinney held his PGA Tour Card for five seasons from 2007-11 and finished his career with 12 top-10s and a pair of runner-up finishes. He reached as high as No. 48 in the Official World Golf Rankings in June of 2008 and ended his professional career with nearly $6 million in career earnings.
"I am excited to come back to Eugene and join Casey Martin, a life-long friend, on Oregon's staff," said Quinney. "Being a part of the Oregon golf program will be a new opportunity and challenge for me. Golf is what I know, and hope that I can provide some knowledge to the student-athletes in our program. Casey has a deep passion for this team, the University of Oregon and this community and I am really looking forward to being a part of that."
Quinney's best season on tour came in his rookie year in 2007, when he posted five top-10 finishes, including four in his first five events of the year, to come in 51st in the FedEx Cup Standings. He also turned in top 10s at The Players Championship in his first two starts at the event, coming in tied for sixth in 2007 and third in 2008. Quinney owns three professional wins, picking up a victory at the 2004 Oregon Classic on the Nationwide Tour after winning twice on the Canadian Tour in 2002.
Prior to his professional career, Quinney enjoyed major success as an amateur, winning the 2000 U.S. Amateur while competing at Arizona State where he was a two-time All-American. He won three times during his career as a Sun Devil, and was a three-time All-Pac-10 selection from 1999-2001. Additionally, Quinney represented the United States at the 2001 Walker Cup and won the 1999 Pacific Northwest Golf Association Men's Amateur title at Bandon Dunes.
A 1997 graduate of South Eugene High School, Quinney won the Oregon individual state title in 1997 and earned all-state honors in 1995 and 1997. He also won district individual titles in 1994, 1995 and 1997 and played in the 1995 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship.