Pickett named head men’s and women’s golf coach at Thomas More

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Thomas More University announced a new head men’s and women’s golf coach on Monday.

Robby Pickett takes over the Saints program after leading Lake Erie College in Ohio last year.

At Lake Erie, the Cincinnati native helped guide Tony Bodziony to the Great Midwest Athletic Conference individual medalist honors and both programs had above a 3.25 team GPA for the year. 

Prior to Lake Erie, Pickett was an assistant coach at Denison University for a year. Before the COVID-shortened season, both of the Big Red’s men’s and women’s programs were ranked inside the top-20, and had two All-Americans, and four All-Region selections. 

He attended Allegheny College, where he would play for three years, and earn his bachelor’s degree in economics. While at Allegheny, Pickett was named to the Great Lakes All-Region Team, All-NCAC First Team Selection, and SAAC Male Athlete of the Year.  He was named as a medalist at the 2015 Gatorade Collegiate Invitational, which was the second-best finish in school program history.

After Allegheny, Pickett earned his MBA from Ohio Dominican University, where he was a graduate assistant for two years.

In 2016, Pickett qualified for the 2016 USGA Men’s Four Ball Amateur Championships and in 2019 for the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship.

“I’m excited to get back to the Cincinnati area with the opportunity to lead the men’s and women’s golf programs at Thomas More,” said Pickett. “I’m appreciative of the opportunity (athletic director) Terry Connor has given me to both be back in my hometown, but also to lead these talented young men and women to achieve their goals.”

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“We are excited to welcome Robby as our new head men’s and women’s golf coach,” stated Connor. “He brings a great background of coaching and playing to the table, and we are looking forward to seeing him bring that success to Thomas More.”

Pickett and the men’s and women’s golf programs will begin their fall 2022 season in September with their schedule to be released later this summer.

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