Courtesy: Middle Tennessee State
Cody Proveaux Tabbed as New Men’s Golf Coach
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Head Men’s Golf Coach Mark McEntire announced Wednesday the hiring of Cody Proveaux as Middle Tennessee’s new assistant coach.
“I am excited about joining the Blue Raider family,” Proveaux exclaimed. “Coach McEntire is building a sleeping giant with this program and I can’t wait to get on board.”
A former professional golfer and collegiate standout at Clemson, Proveaux brings a strong record of success as both a player and coach at multiple levels to the Blue Raider program.
Proveaux’s resume includes six mini-tour victories as a professional as well as appearances on both the PGA and Web.com (now Korn Ferry) Tours. An All-ACC performer, he was also a member of four NCAA Regional teams at Clemson and helped the Tigers reach the NCAA National Championships twice in a career that included 11 Top 10 finishes and six Top 5 finishes.
A former No. 1 ranked junior in the country, Proveaux won the 2011 AJGA Rolex Player of the Year – the same year he won the Junior PGA Championship at Sycamore Hills Country Club – and has competed in five U.S. Juniors and three U.S. Amateurs.
“I would like to welcome Cody and his wife, Alli, to the True Blue Family,” McEntire stated. “We are excited that they will be starting at Middle Tennessee this fall and I am very happy to have him on our staff.
“Cody will be a tremendous asset to the development of our players and team. I look forward to getting the team back and starting the season!”
After concluding his playing career, Proveaux got his start in coaching at VCU, where he began as an assistant coach in the fall of 2018. His impact was nearly immediate as he helped the Rams capture the 2019 Atlantic 10 Conference Championship and reach NCAA Regionals while helping two VCU players collect All-Atlantic 10 honors.
“The moment I stepped on campus here I knew it was somewhere that young golfers would want to be,” Proveaux added. “From the beautiful campus, the top-level facilities, and the family atmosphere, all are reasons why young men will want to be a part of the MTSU family.”
A Leesville, S.C., native, Proveaux earned his undergraduate degree in sociology with a minor in athletic leadership from Clemson (2017), where he was a member of the Dean’s List twice.
A two-time recipient of the Jay Haas award – given to the top junior golfer in South Carolina – while competing for Pelion High School, Proveaux now sponsors a scholarship that benefits Pelion student-athletes.
“With Coach McEntire and I at the helm of this team, I believe that the sky is just the beginning of the limits we can reach here,” Proveaux concluded.