ATHENS, Ga. — Former Georgia men’s golf letterman Mookie DeMoss has joined the program’s staff as an assistant coach, head coach Chris Haack announced Thursday afternoon.
DeMoss, a Duluth native, captained the 2015 squad that went to the Final Four at the NCAA Championships. He was also an All-American Honorable Mention in 2015 and finished 11th individually in NCAA Stroke Play that year.
“I’m extremely grateful and honored to be back at Georgia,” DeMoss said. “In my opinion, the Georgia golf program is the best in the country – the tradition here is second to none. I was very humbled when Coach Haack approached me about this assistant coaching position. I learned so much from playing here and from former players pouring into me and this program. My wife and I both graduated from UGA and spent the first few years of our marriage here, is getting to be back in Athens is incredible. I’m so excited to get to work and for the opportunity to be part of Georgia again.”
During his time as a Bulldog, DeMoss helped lead the team to 10 tournament wins, including three team victories in 2015. His best finish that season was a third-place result and earned a low round of 68.
After graduating from Georgia in 2015, DeMoss competed in PGA TOUR Canada. He then played at the Barbasol Championships, a PGA TOUR event, in July of 2017, and the PGA Tour Latinoamérica in 2018 before becoming a Korn Ferry Tour member in 2019. In 2020, DeMoss won the Kannapolis Open on the GPro Tour, shooting 67-61-62 and carding a 23-under 190. He returned to PGA Tour Latinoamérica in 2020 and 2021.
Between Feb. 2020 and Sept. 2023, DeMoss earned seven top-15 finishes across 22 events. During his professional career, DeMoss Monday qualified for multiple events on the Korn Ferry Tour and the PGA TOUR, including the Barbasol and Club Car Championship at The Landings Club in April 2022. He also caddied on the PGA TOUR for former Bulldogs Sepp Straka, Chris Kirk, Brendon Todd, Keith Mitchell and TOUR Player Josh Teater.
“This team is a really tight-knit group of guys,” DeMoss said. “They love to compete, and I think they haven’t come close to reaching their potential yet. My goal is to help maximize potential and help these guys to fall in love with the process of being the best they are capable of becoming.”
DeMoss and his wife, Betsy, are both Bulldog graduates and stayed in the Athens area for the first few years of their marriage. The two recently welcomed a daughter, Jane, on October 4th, 2023.
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