A four-year letter winner at Jacksonville State from 2001-2004, Mackay enjoyed a decorated career for the Gamecocks and brings significant professional experience to Kennesaw State.
“I am very excited to add Nick to the staff. His stellar playing career and extensive caddying and coaching experience will be invaluable,” Brinsmead said. “This addition will enhance the overall student-athlete experience for the team. Nick was exactly what we were looking for in making this hire.”
During his career at Jacksonville State, Mackay helped the Gamecocks capture back-to-back Atlantic Sun Conference titles in 2002 and 2003 and earned all-conference honors in 2003. As a senior, he led Jacksonville State to the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) championship and was named the conference’s 2004 Player of the Year and Athlete of the Year.
A five-time individual champion, Mackay captured individual medalist honors at the Auburn, Arkansas Little-Rock and Jacksonville State (twice) tournaments in addition to tying for individual medalist honors at the 2004 OVC Championships.
“My whole career I’ve enjoyed being around and working with up-and-coming golfers and I’m thrilled to be involved with Coach Brinsmead and the KSU golf program,” Mackay said. “KSU truly has the facilities, resources and staff support to make it an elite Division I athletics program and I’m excited to help and be a part of that growth.”
After placing third at the 2004 Northeast Amateur Championship and earning a No. 40 world amateur ranking during that summer, Mackay made his professional debut at the 2005 Cordoba Open in Cordoba, Argentina. He also competed on the NGA Hooters, E Golf, Nationwide, South American and Australasian professional tours.
A native of Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia, Mackay earned a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in print journalism/English from Jacksonville State in 2005. He is currently working on a master’s degree in sports administration at Kennesaw State. Mackay lives in Atlanta, Ga.