The University of Tennessee named Jim Kelson its men's golf coach in 1998. Jim Kelson's inaugural team won the program's first tournament crown since 1996 that season by winning the Crown Classic. Jim Kelson was named the SEC's coach of the year in 2007 for his efforts in guiding the Vols, who have missed the NCAA tournament only once under his watch.
A native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Jim Kelson competed at Oklahoma and Alabama after winning the Oklahoma Amateur Championship in 1983. Jim Kelson's coaching career began at Florida in 1988 before he became Columbia State head coach in 1992. Jim Kelson remained head coach there before coming to Tennessee.
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Chad Merzbacher's final-round 67 helps UT men's golf move up
Published 2/25/2014 at 7:19 p.m. 0 comments
The final round of Chad Merzbacher helped the Tennessee men’s golf team jump from 11th into a tie for seventh in the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational in Ponte Verda, Fla.
Rick Lamb ties for second, but Vols finish 19th at NCAA golf
Published 5/30/2013 at 10:30 p.m. 1 comment
Tennessee started Thursday’s final round of the NCAA men’s golf championship three sports from qualifying for the eight-team field for match play.
UT men's golf team goes low to reach NCAA championships
Updated 5/18/2013 at 7:52 p.m. 1 comment
The Tennessee men’s golf team had its best day when it needed it most in the final round of the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional at University Club Golf Club on Saturday.
UT men's golf No. 7 seed in NCAA Regional
Published 5/7/2013 at 8:18 p.m. 0 comments
The Tennessee men’s golf team will participate in an NCAA Regional for the 14th consecutive year.
Oliver Gross of Tennessee named to All-SEC men's golf team
Published 4/30/2013 at 2:28 p.m. 0 comments
Judging by the SEC men’s golf awards, Tennessee’s Oliver Goss has made a strong first impression.
Rick Lamb leads Vols to victory at TPC Sawgrass
Published 2/5/2013 at 8:00 p.m. 3 comments
The Tennessee men's golf team got its first team victory of the 2012-13 season on Tuesday, rallying on the back nine of the final round to secure the SeaBest Invitational championship in Ponte Vedra, Fla.
Rick Lamb wins Gifford Collegiate by two shots
Published 11/7/2012 at 10:24 p.m. 0 comments
Rick Lamb, who played his first two seasons of collegiate golf at Santa Clara before transferring to Tennessee, won the Gifford Collegiate in San Martin, Calif., on Wednesday.
UT golf ready for Windon Memorial
Published 9/22/2012 at 9:08 p.m. 0 comments
The Tennessee men's golf team tees off today at the two-day, 16th Windon Memorial Golf Classic, which is hosted by Northwestern University and is played at the Skokie Country Club in Glencoe, Ill.
Garrick Porteous makes second-team All-SEC in men's golf
Published 4/30/2012 at 9:04 p.m. 1 comment
Tennessee senior men's golf captain Garrick Porteous was recognized for his strong finish to the regular season when he was named a second-team All-SEC pick on Monday as selected by the league's coaches.
Jim Kelson happy about UT's new golfers
Published 11/9/2011 at 9:49 p.m. 4 comments
The Tennessee men's golf team received letters of intent from three players on Wednesday, and that has coach Jim Kelson beaming.
UT golf team in 5th place at Tennessee Intercollegiate
Published 10/14/2011 at 9:21 p.m. 0 comments
The Tennessee men's golf team couldn't quite finish what it started Friday in the first round of the Tennessee Intercollegiate.
UT golf team 2nd at Carpet Capital Collegiate
Published 9/11/2011 at 10:49 p.m. 1 comment
The Tennessee golf team was encouraged by its second-place finish Sunday in the Carpet Capital Collegiate in Rocky Face, Ga., but the Vols think they can do better.
UT starts with 'The Masters of collegiate golf'
Published 9/8/2011 at 7:26 p.m. 1 comment
Tennessee's men open the 2011-12 golf season today with five familiar faces and a newcomer.
Vols' golf team gets transfer from Santa Clara
Published 6/21/2011 at 7:56 p.m. 1 comment
Tennessee head coach Jim Kelson announced Tuesday that Santa Clara’s Rick Lamb is transferring and joining the Vols squad this fall.
Vols finish 24th, miss cut at NCAA Golf Championship
Published 6/2/2011 at 11:43 p.m. 1 comment
Tennessee closed out its season with a 24th-place finish at the NCAA Golf Championships in Stillwater, Okla., on Thursday.
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