Robinson named head coach as Hovancsek takes head coach emeritus titleROCKLIN, Calif. – As the 2018-19 Men’s Golf season tees off this week, the Warriors are pleased to announce the return of Matthew Robinson as the new head coach of the Warriors, as nationally recognized leader Tim Hovancsek is named Head Coach Emeritus. “We are thrilled to have Matt Robinson taking over the reigns and continuing to build off of Coach Hovancsek’s foundation,” Athletic Director Lance Von Vogt said. “Matt having played for Jessup and Coach Hovancsek is uniquely prepared to lead our Warriors.” Von Vogt continues, “Tim has always been a great example of #ONEwarrior and #warriorSTRONG in his everyday actions. That being said, it is an amazing win for us to keep him involved in our program moving forward as the Head Coach Emeritus.” Having played for the blue and white, Robinson is honored to continue the success of the program, “My vision for the William Jessup golf program is to continue building on the success Coach Hovancsek has had, and help make William Jessup golf a perennially ranked team.” Robinson graduated with a degree in Psychology, playing two seasons for the Warriors and upon graduation went on to play professional golf. He is an active member of the FCA Golf corporation that exists to grow golfers into biblically mature leaders who transform culture.
“Coach Robinson brings a strong teaching component to the game that we believe will resonate with the current and future rosters,” stated Von Vogt. “It will be fantastic to see the continued growth of our golf program.”
Under the leadership of Hovancsek the past five years the Warriors have reached the largest stage in the country, their biggest run in 2017 where they were ranked nationally all season and finished 8th overall in the country at the National Championship. In that class, Hovancsek also coached a two-time All-American in Johnnie Greco who was also a colored scholar-athlete and multiple tournament individual champion.
“Coach Tim has worked relentlessly to raise our Golf program to a nationally ranked and competitive program. We will be forever grateful for the countless contributions he’s made to the golf program, the athletic department, and the university.”
Coach Hovancsek reflected saying, “I am proud our team has been an Academic All-American team the past three consecutive years. Finishing in the top ten at nationals has lent vindication to what we have done and what we will continue to strive to achieve. My time at Jessup has been filled with both memorable experiences and truly remarkable relationships and I look forward to both new opportunities and challenges at Jessup as Coach Emeritus.”