Lake Superior State Athletics is pleased to announce the hiring of Andrew McKenney as the head coach of the men’s and women’s golf teams beginning in the fall of 2016.
Born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, McKenney grew up playing golf at the Sault Ste. Marie Golf Club where he quickly established himself as a competitive golfer. His teenage years were spent traveling to tournaments in Ontario, Michigan and Ohio.
McKenney won the Sault Country Club Junior Club Championship three years in a row (2008, 2009, 2010), before becoming the youngest individual to ever win the men’s club championship in 2012.
In 2010, McKenney joined the golf team at LSSU, representing Laker golf for four years. His collegiate career was highlighted in 2013, when he was selected to represent LSSU on an international trip to Scotland, hosted through USA Athletes International. He joined 11 of the top players in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference on the prestigious trip competing against a Scottish team at the Kittocks Championship Course in St. Andrew’s, Scotland.
A four-year letter winner at LSSU, McKenney developed a thorough understanding of the history and development of all aspects of the Laker golf program and plans to work closely together with former head coach Brent Pusch to continue the success that Pusch has brought to both teams.
McKenney obtained his Undergraduate degree from Lake Superior State University in 2014, with a major in Exercise Science and a minor in Human Nutrition, in addition to an Associate’s degree in Health and Fitness.
Following completion of his degrees from LSSU, McKenney’s passion for nutrition motivated him to pursue it at the graduate level. While completing his masters, McKenney’s research was concentrated on several theories, including theory regarding knowledge transfer and translation (KTT), in which it is established that knowledge is closely related to behavior; that improvements in knowledge can be used to modify behavior related to health and nutrition.
McKenney’s background in these fields should prove to be a strong asset to the continued improvement of Laker golf. He brings a passion for player development, along with a knowledge of technical aspects of the golf swing.
With over 10 years professional experience in the golf industry, McKenney is excited to continue to expand the legacy of Laker golf; his passion for golf, enthusiasm and dedication to excellence.
Source: LSSU Athletics