In 2007, Sacred Heart University (SHU) hired Matt McGreevy as head coach of both the men’s and women’s golf teams. McGreevy had been a familiar face around SHU, as he was a former two-sport varsity athlete during his undergraduate years at the school. In the 16 years that would follow, he has led his teams to six Northeast Conference (NEC) Golf Championships and six NCAA Tournament appearances.
In addition to coaching his teams to their sixth NEC Championship last season, McGreevy added another accolade to his coaching resume when he was named the NEC Coach of the Year for his achievements with both teams.
On April 5, Connecticut State Senator Tony Hwang invited McGreevy and players from both teams to the home of SHU golf, The Great River Golf Club in Milford, to recognize McGreevy’s accomplishments from the past year.
“We picked the week of The Masters Invitational to hold this ceremony, because it’s a perfect time to highlight the ‘masterful’ job that Coach McGreevy has done with the Sacred Heart golf programs,” said Senator Hwang in a press release on the official government website. “We were more than happy to ‘tee up’ Coach McGreevy’s accomplishments, because he really is an ‘ace’ in our books.”
McGreevy spoke about what this special day meant for both him and his teams.
“It was truly an honor to be honored by Senator Hwang,” said McGreevy. “Last year was a special year for both teams. We were able to win the conference championship on both sides.”
McGreevy is looking forward to what’s left of the 2023 season and hopes his teams can finish strong.
“The women have had a strong season with five wins and 10 top five finishes,” said McGreevy. “As for the men, they are preparing for the NEC Championship and are also looking to repeat. They were solid this fall and are rounding into form this spring.”
Kevin Morris, a junior on the men’s golf team, reflected on everything McGreevy has done for the program.
“It has been an honor to learn from coach McGreevy,” said Morris. “He has provided the team with many pieces of new technology and equipment that have helped us improve our course management as well as our fundamentals.”
Morris also talked about the impact coach McGreevy has on and off the course.
“He is truly a great person; and I am very proud of him for receiving recognition from the state legislature. I am excited to see what the future holds and how far both teams can go under his leadership,” said Morris.
Sacred Heart University Athletics contributed to this article.