• 2003 NCAA Coach of the Year
  • 8-Time ACC Coach of the Year
  • 2009 South Carolina Golf Hall of Fame Inductee

Clemson Director of Golf Larry Penley is the winningest coach in Clemson history in terms of team championships (75) while producing 56 All-Americans. In the prior 32 years the Tigers have finished in the top-20, twenty-three times with seven top-4 finishes. Clemson also won the East Regionals in 1993, 94, 95, 2000, 02, 03, & 04. Clemson has also won nine ACC Championships under Coach Penley.

The Tigers have been just as successful in the classroom, Coach Penley's teams have graduated at a rate of 97%. During his 34 years at Clemson, the Tigers have had over 12 Academic All-American selections.

As a player, Coach Penley has also excelled. He was a 1981 All-ACC selection while playing for Clemson with a stroke average of 72.66 He is also the 1987 and 1998 South Carolina Amateur Champion, setting a scoring record in 1987 with a score of 277 (-11). He has also won the SCGA Mid-Am (1990) and the 1992 Carolinas Golf Association Mid-Am.




  • Head Coach of the USC-Aiken Pacers
  • 2005 Coach of the Year
  • 2004, 05, 06 NCAA Division II Champions
  • Pacers Have Won 70+ Titles
  • Has Produced 40+ All-Americans
  • District III Coach of the Year 7 Years in a Row
  • Coach of Team USA in the FUJI USA vs Japan Collegiate Championship
  • Winner of SCGA and Carolinas Golf Association Mid-Am



  • Following four successful years at Furman University, Kelley Hester joined Clemson as its second women's golf coach in program history in 2016.  
  • She is in her 16th year as a collegiate head coach and has been successful at every stop.  
  • Most recently she led Furman to Southern Conference Championships in 2015 and 2016 and was named conference coach of the year both season.  
  • She was head coach at Georgia and led the Bulldogs to five straight regionals, including top 15 national finishes in 2008 and 2009.  
  • As head coach at Arkansas she coached current LPGA Tour star Stacy Lewis.



  • Assistant Coach at Clemson University (2005-Present)
  • First Assistant Coach in Clemson Golf History
  • 2011 Jan Strickland Assistant Coach of the Year Finalist
  • 2010 Jan Strickland Assistant Coach of the Year Semi-Finalist
  • 2007 US Mid-Am Quarter-Finalist
  • Southern Conference Champion
  • Two-Time All-SoCon
  • 2nd Place Finish in 2006 South Carolina Amateur
  • Played Professional for 2+ Seasons


  • After 16 years of experience on the LPGA Tour, Heather Bowie Young joined head coach Kelley Hester and the Clemson women’s golf program as its assistant coach in 2016.
  • Prior to her professional career, Young was an individual NCAA Champion and National Player of the Year at Texas after assisting Arizona State to a pair of team national championships.
  • Young  earned 28 top-10 finishes on the LPGA Tour including winning the 2005 Jamie Farr Owens Corning LPGA Classic.
  • In 2003, she was a member of the United States Solheim Cup Team and served from 2011-12 and 2014-15 as a member of the LPGA Player Advisory Group.


Session 1: June 08-12 SESSION FULL

Session 2: June 15-19 SESSION FULL

"In Jordan's young coaching career he has made an immediate impact on the success of Clemson Golf. Jordan also brings great playing experience as he has been one of the top amateurs in South Carolina in recent years."

"Coach Carlisle brings playing and coaching experience to our staff. he has been one of the best amateur players in the southeast for quite some time. His coaching record speaks for itself. USC-Aiken is known as the NCAA Division II powerhouse."