Jim Kelson Head Men's Golf
Jim Kelson joined the Volunteers in June of 1998 and is now entering his 19th season (2016-17) at the helm of the Tennessee Men's Golf program. With many achievements during his tenure, Kelson looks to reinvigorate and expand on the program's success to once again guide Tennessee to national prominence.
In 18 seasons under Kelson, Tennessee has captured 16 NCAA Regional appearances and seven (three consecutive 2009-11) NCAA Championship berths. Kelson has guided the Volunteers to 21 team wins including the most notable 2007 SEC Championship, which was Tennessee's first league crown in 17 years. At the event, UT finished with three players in the top-10, including two tied for second making it one of the most successful season of Kelson's tenure. As a result of the team's performance, Kelson was honored as the SEC Coach of the Year. Kelson has developed 16 Vols into professional golfers during his head-coaching career on Rocky Top and his efforts to increase this total remain strong.
Sean Pacetti Director of Instruction/Player Development
Sean Pacetti joined the Tennessee golf program in the summer of 2015 as the Director of Instruction and Player Development, and the 2016-17 season marks his second campaign with the Volunteers.
In his first year on Rocky Top, Pacetti helped guide the Vols to nine top-10 finishes in 11 tournaments. The season was highlighted by a runner-up finish at the Kingsmill Intercollegiate. Pacetti also was instrumental in the development of Chad Merzbacher, who recorded six top-10 finishes as a senior.