Matt Savage, one of the top golfers in Seminole history, is in his first season as an assistant coach for the men's and women's golf programs at Florida State. He earned All-America honors in 2007, was the first player in school history to earn All-ACC honors three times, played on one NCAA Championship final and four NCAA Regional Championship teams and led the Seminoles to the first ACC Championship in school history in 2008. Savage closed his career in 2009 with a 73.09 scoring average in 44 career tournaments - the fifth best average in school history.
Savage works with both the nationally ranked Seminole men's and women's programs in the areas of skill development, recruiting, practice planning and match coaching. He has a unique ability to relate his experiences as both an accomplished player on the collegiate level and as a professional golfer to teach the game of golf to the next generation of Seminole golfers.
Savage was one of the building blocks of the Seminole men's program under Director of Golf Trey Jones from 2006 through his graduation from Florida State in 2009. The Seminoles were nationally ranked during each of his four seasons and finished the 2008 season ranked 11th after winning the ACC Championship for the first time in school history. The Seminoles were ranked as high as No. 7 nationally and earned a No. 3 seed in the NCAA West Regional Championship in 2008.
Savage began his professional career on the NGA Hooters Tour soon after his graduation from Florida State and enjoyed three prosperous years on golf's third largest tour. He won his first event as a professional - the 2009 Kentucky Open - and was among the top money winners on the tour during his three seasons.
2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIP
ALL-AMERICAN HONORS Savage earned regional All-American honors in both 2008 and 2009 and earned All-American Honorable Mention honors from the Golf Coaches' Association of America in 2007. He was named to the PING All-Southeast Regional All-American team in 2008 as he led the Seminoles to the ACC Championship and was named to the Ping / Southeast Regional All-American team in 2009 as he led Florida State to an appearance in the 2009 East Regional Championships. Savage earned Ping / Division I All-America Honorable Mention Honors as a sophomore after finishing in ninth place in the individual standings at the NCAA Championship Finals and earning 11 top 25 finishes in 12 events in 2007.
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