GCCC golf coach Christian resigns


By The Telegram

By The Telegram

Matt Christian, who was hired as the men's and women's golf coach at Garden City Community College on Jan. 16, has resigned his position, effective June 30, according to a press release Saturday morning from Dan Delgado, assistant athletic director and sports information director.

Christian, 39, is a native of Jonesboro, Ark., and came to GCCC while operating Elite Golf Performance, a golf instruction school company based in Dallas.

The Broncbusters' men competed in five spring tournaments under Christian's guidance, and just finished their season with an eighth-place finish in the NJCAA District championships in Lawrence.

According to Vice President for Student Services and Athletic Director Ryan Ruda, “ Matt brought a tremendous knowledge of golf to the student athletes at GCCC and is an incredible technician of the game.”  

Ruda further stated, “We regretfully accept the resignation of Coach Christian.  He has put a great deal of effort in helping the student athletes succeed and grow in their love of the game of golf.”  Many of the student athletes improved their individual round scores significantly under the direction of Coach Christian.

The women's program, which was scheduled to begin in the fall of this year, had been announced by GCCC officials prior to Christian's hiring.

The college indicated that a search for a replacement will begin immediately. 

For more details on this story, read Monday's Telegram or go to www.gctelegram.com on Monday morning.

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