Matt McCormick enters his third year as the Men’s and Women’s Head Golf Coach at Western Texas College. This marks his sixth year with the program, serving as the men’s and women’s assistant coach since 2013.
In the 2017-18 season, McCormick coached the men’s team to a 3rd place finish in the WJCAC as well as a 7th place finish at the NJCAA National Championship. He had a hand in coaching 1 All-American and All-Freshman team recipient (Michael Weppernig), as well as 3 All-Conference Team players (Weppernig, Tae Itthiratchai, Paul Murphy). He coached the women’s team to their first Regional Championship since 2012, having 3 placed on the All-Region team (Kiana Oshiro, Sadie Dewinton-Davies, Sonja Wickemeyer), as well as 2 All-Americans (Dewinton-Davies, Oshiro). The women’s team finished 5th at the NJCAA National Championship, the highest team finish since 2015.
In total, McCormick has accumulated nine team victories (men and women), one Conference championship (men), and one Regional Championship (women), as well as being named the 2017 WJCAC and District 2 Coach of the Year. He has also had a hand in coaching 12 All-Americans, 9 All-Region, and 9 All-Conference players. Both men and women have made appearances at the NJCAA National Championships all five years coaching.
McCormick grew up in Snyder and graduated from Snyder High School in 2003. He played for the SHS golf team coached by Matt Glenn and played for the 2003 State Championship golf team, the only men’s title in School history. McCormick was a two-time All-District team winner as well as one All-Region winner. After graduation, he played two years at Abilene Christian University under Coach Mike Campbell. McCormick graduated from ACU in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. Upon graduation, he moved to Austin, Texas, caddying for several golf clubs in the area as well caddying for a former high school teammate on the Adams Tour. He returned to Snyder in 2010 to become the Head Golf Professional at Sammy Baugh Golf Course on the WTC campus. He and his wife Shelley have one son, Lennon.