St. Thomas Vice President and Director of Athletics Dr. Phil Esten announced Dec. 16 that Matt Rachey has been named head coach of the men's golf program.
"I am thrilled to welcome Matt Rachey to the University of St. Thomas community," said Esten. "After engaging with many impressive and highly qualified candidates, coach Rachey stood out as exactly the right person to lead our men's golf team as we transition to Division I. Rachey's reputation of player development will be key in the team's transition to the Division I level, while his focus on character and culture will sustain success into the future."
Rachey, whom will be the program's first official head coach in St. Thomas' NCAA Division I era, spent the last two seasons as the assistant coach of men's golf at Minnesota. Rachey assisted in the development and instruction of the team while leading two freshmen to All-Big Ten seasons. He also aided in the coaching of an All-American and a top 40 amateur in the world.