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Allen Terrell
Allen Terrell

Last College:
Methodist, 1997

Position:
Director of Golf/Head Men's Golf Coach

Experience:
14th year at Coastal Carolina


08/02/2013

Dan Ellis Joins Coastal Carolina Men's Golf Staff

Ellis comes to CCU after a successful collegiate career at Michigan State

05/18/2013

Coastal Carolina Men's Golf Advances to NCAA Championship

NCAA Championship is May 28-June 2 in Atlanta

05/06/2013

Coastal Men's Golf to Play at NCAA LSU Regional

The Chanticleers will look to be one of the Regional's top five teams to advance to the NCAA Championships.

12/11/2012

Coastal Carolina Men's Golf Signs Three

Alfredo Ruiz (Mexico), Olle Widegren (Sweden) and Christopher Williams (West Virginia)

09/19/2012

Peter Valasek Makes Return Trip to World Amateur Championship

Valasek also represented Slovakia in 2010

05/18/2013

2013 Coastal Carolina Men's Golf NCAA Baton Rouge Regional Round 3

2013 Coastal Carolina Men's Golf NCAA Baton Rouge Regional Round 3 | May 17, 2013

05/18/2012

2012 Men's Golf NCAA Athens Regional

2012 Men's Golf NCAA Athens Regional (Round 2 | May 18, 2012)

05/17/2012

2012 Men's Golf NCAA Athens Regional

2012 Men's Golf NCAA Athens Regional (Round 1 | May 17, 2012)

03/12/2012

2012 General Jim Hackler Championship

2012 General Jim Hackler Championship | DeBordieu Club | March 11-12

07/13/2009

Men's Golf's Private Practice Area
at TPC of Myrtle Beach

A private practice area that includes putting green, chipping green and private tee area for the driving range.

Allen Terrell
Coastal Carolina University
Director of Golf - Head Men's Golf Coach (13th year)
Methodist, 1997

Email Coach Terrell

* PGA Tour Instructor
* Taylor Made Advisory Board Member
* TPI Level 3 Golf Fitness Instructor
(only collegiate coach in country)
* TPI Level 2 Golf Coach
* TPI Level 2 Power Coach
* TPI Level 2 Junior Coach
* Trackman Level 2 Certified Professional
* Certified Putting Zone Coach




The 2013-14 season will be Allen Terrell's 14th year at the Chanticleer helm and in his time as Coastal's Director of Golf he has built the Coastal Carolina men's golf program into one of the nation's elite through his ability to provide comprehensive coaching, both on and off the course, to his players at some of the nation's nicest facilities. The Chants play, practice and workout at TPC Myrtle Beach, have access to golf specific strength and conditioning equipment in the on campus Watson Strength and Conditioning Facility in Adkins Field House and, most recently, added a hitting instruction bay at the on campus driving range with TrackMan and SAM PuttLab.

After a two-year hiatus, Coastal Carolina regained its spot at the top of the Big South Conference by winning the 2013 league title, marking the program's 14th overall championship and the 13th over the past 17 years. The Chants also placed fifth at the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional to advance to the NCAA Championship, placing 22nd in the programs' fourth team appearance at the national final.

After inheriting a team ranked No. 224 in the country after the 2000 season, Terrell won a conference title in his second season, led the program to its first NCAA Championship appearance in 2005, returned in 2006 and finished 2007 ranked seventh in the nation while posting a fifth-place finish at the NCAA Championships, the highest team finish ever by a Big South Conference squad in any sport.

Terrell earned 2007 Region Coach of the Year honor for that squad, adding to his already illustrious total of five Big South Coach of the Year awards. He has led his teams to 11 of the top 13 season scoring averages in the annals of the program, including 2006-07's record-setting mark while playing the program's toughest-ever schedule that included the fifth-place NCAA finish. Also, in his 13 years, Coastal has won nine Big South Conference Championships, including a league-record steak of seven straight (2004-10), while having Coastal Carolina being represented in 13 NCAA Regionals - including seven straight team berths from 2004-11, a total of four NCAA team berths and one individual berth to the NCAA Championships.

In addition to his team success, individuals have flourished under his tutelage, including five All-American honors among three players, four All-Region honorees, eight Big South Player of the Year honors, six Big South champions, three Big South Rookies of the Year and a total of 37 All-Big South honors.

While Terrell is proud of Coastal's on-the-field success, he may be more proud of the success his golfers have experienced in the classroom, which includes five Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) All-American Scholars and one Big South Conference Men's Golf Student-Athlete of the Year. For the fifth time in as many years after the 2013 season, Coastal was named to the GCAA All-Academic Team. To be recognized, a school must compile a team grade-point average of at least 3.0. While 2009 was the first season the GCAA gave its All-Academic Team awards, Coastal Carolina's men's golf program has posted at least a 3.1 GPA for an academic year in each of Terrell's 13 seasons with the Chanticleers.

If that was not enough, Terrell is a certified TPI Golf Fitness Instructor In fact, he is the only collegiate coach to be a TPI Level 3 Golf Fitness Instructor.

Terrell has established himself as one of the top teaching instructors in the nation, providing the unique ability in college golf of working on the development of the individual player, including bio-mechanic and physiology assessment and golf-specific fitness training. Currently the Director of Instruction at TPC of Myrtle Beach, he also works with numerous professional players on the PGA, European PGA and Developmental tours, including Coastal Carolina All-American Dustin Johnson. Terrell was also mentioned as of the top young instructors in the country by The Golf Channel. In addition to his collegiate success as a coach, Terrell experienced one of the all-time highs as a developer of players when Johnson had a breakthrough year in 2010, winning twice on the PGA Tour and playing in the final group in two majors en route to earning a berth on the 2010 Ryder Cup Team.

"For me, personally, (being with Dustin at the Ryder Cup) is one of my most proud moments as a collegiate and professional coach," Terrell said. "I was so proud to see Dustin on stage representing his country at THE top event for our sport. It was a very emotional moment when Captain Corey Pavin said, `From Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Dustin Johnson.'"

Johnson, who has won at least one PGA event in each of his six years since leaving Coastal Carolina, showed his growth and development in working with Terrell over the years. In his first year on tour in 2008, Johnson earned his first professional win at the Turning Stone Resort Championship, winning over $1 million in the event, giving him a two-year exemption on tour and ranking him in the top 45 on the year-end money list. Johnson then followed it up with his second career victory in the 2009 Pebble Beach Pro-Am and finished 15th on the PGA Tour's 2009 Money List. Johnson repeated as the AT&T Peeble Beach National Pro Am medalist in 2010, played in the final group at the 2010 U.S. Open and PGA Championships, won the 2010 BMW Championship during the end-of-the-year playoffs, finished fifth in the Final 2010 FedEx Cup Standings and finished fourth on the PGA money list in 2010 with nearly $4.5 million. In 2012, Johnson once again represented the United State in the Ryder Cup and finished eight in the FedEx Points.

Across the pond, former Coastal Carolina golfer Alvaro Velasco earned his way onto the PGA European Tour for his first full season in 2008. The Spainiard recorded three top-10 finishes and earned more than 280,000 Euros to finish in the top 100 on the tour's money list. After winning two events and claiming the top spot on the 2010 Challenge Tour, Velasco once again earned his European PGA card for the 2011 season. Closer to home, then senior Chanticleer Drew Ernst made a splash when he became the first Coastal Carolina player to win the South Carolina State Amateur Championship in 2010.

As a college coach, Terrell has had success in both his work with individuals as well as putting together quality teams. Over his career, Terrell has developed and taught 18 All-Americans, four National Championship individual participants, 10 conference Players of the Year, nine conference champions, 56 All-Conference honorees and 14 U.S. Amateur participants. His teams have won 12 conference titles, made 13 NCAA Regional Championship appearances and won 36 tournaments.

His teams have made their mark on the national scene, continuing to build on the previous years' successes.

The 2012-13 season saw Coastal return to the NCAA Championship after placing fifth at the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional and winning the Big South Championship. Sebastian Soderberg was named Big South Golfer of the Year, earned his fourth All-Big South honor and became the first Chant to be a three-time All-Region selection. Soderberg and Easton Renwick won medalist honors, giving the team multiple individual winners for the first time since 2009-10. Andrew Dorn joined Soderberg on the All-Big South team and team season scoring average of 293.01 was the third-best in school history. The Chants played in 14 events and placed among the top 5 nine times.

The 2012 season was a challenging one for Terrell, who had to deal with five fresh faces and an injury in the spring. Coastal made a strong run at the end of the year, setting a Big South record with a second-round 15-under par round of 273. However, the Chants would come up short to finish runner-up. Soderberg earned his third All-Big South honor in three years, while Roberto Ballesteros, who had battled injury though the spring, placed sixth at the Big South Championship to earn his first all-conference honor. Also, Ben Wheeler was named Big South Freshman of the Year. The individual success did not lead to an at-large berth to an NCAA Regional for the team, but Soderberg advanced as an individual, placing 14th at the Athens Regional.

While Coastal had a down year in their eyes, the 2011 team still produced eighth-best season scoring average in school history, made its eighth straight NCAA Regional appearance and saw Soderberg earn All-Big South honors for the second consecutive year as well as tie for second at the NCAA East-Virginia Tech Region to advance to the 2011 NCAA Championships as an individual. For his effort, Soderberg was named All-Atlantic Regional to become just the third Chanticleer to earn the honor. Also, the team placed seventh at the NCAA Eat Regional, two spots from fifth which would have qualified the Chants for the NCAA's.

In 2010, Terrell led Coastal to its seventh-straight Big South title - setting a conference record for consecutive championships - and earned the Chanticleers' seventh straight NCAA Regional berth. During the season, Coastal won The McLaughlin, played at Bethpage Park Red Course - with Sam Lyons taking medalist honors as well, and three players - Dan Obremski, Soderberg and Charlie Winegardner - each earning All-Big South honors.

Terrell led the 2008-09 squad to its sixth straight Big South Conference championship, earning him his sixth Big South Coach of the Year honor. The squad became the first in league history to have all five players earn All-Big South honors in a single season, while redshirt senior Zack Byrd took home Player of the Year and third team All-American honors, as well as winning the conference's individual title. In addition, the team had two players (Byrd and Cameron Hooper) named GCAA All-American Scholars.

Despite losing All-Region player Byrd and top recruit Drew Ernst to injuries in the 2007-08 season, Terrell still managed to guide a young Coastal Carolina squad to its fifth consecutive Big South Conference Championship and NCAA Regional appearance. The squad produced the league's Player and Freshman of the Year Tripp McAllister and the Big South Championship medalist David Dannelly, along with four All-Big South honorees.

In 2006-07, Terrell's squad showed the continued growth and development of the program by advancing to the final round of the NCAA Championships for the first time in school history, playing in the final group of the tournament and finishing fifth. The team picked up three team titles during the year, including its fourth consecutive Big South Conference crown. The squad also boasted two All-Americans in a single year, with Johnson earning First Team honors and Lindsay Renolds being an Honorable Mention selection.

The 2006-07 accomplishments built on what was achieved in the 2005-06 campaign. That season, Coastal Carolina had a three-peat as Big South champions, earning Terrell earned his fourth Big South Coach of the Year honor, and tied for fifth at the NCAA East Regional, the highest finish at a regional in the history of the Big South. The Chants then followed it up with a tie for 15th at the NCAA Championships, another first for the any program in the league, made even more impressive by the fact there was not a single senior in the lineup.

In 2004-05, Coastal Carolina finished the regular season ranked sixth in the NCAA's extremely competitive South region. With this ranking and an automatic bid as Big South Champions, Coastal Carolina entered the NCAA East Regionals as the 11th seed. The Chants continued their success by finishing eighth at the Regionals, propelling the program to another first - a ticket to the NCAA Championship where the team finished 20th. The remarkable note was all the success came with one of the youngest lineups in the country (two sophomores and three freshmen).

Individually, Terrell has recruited, taught and coached 13 of the top 17 players in school history. In four years of fine tuning his game under Terrell's guidance, Johnson became Coastal Carolina's first All-American and ended his career as a three-time All-American, as well as being a member of the United States team for the 2006 U.S.A. vs. Japan Cup and 2007 Walker and Palmer Cups, helping the U.S. to victories in each event. Johnson then moved on to the professional ranks, where he earned his PGA Tour card in his first trip through Qualifying School. As well, former Chanticleer Alex Larrazabal showed the success of development. After a solid collegiate career, Larrazabal won the 2002 British Amateur and played in the 2002 British Open and 2003 Masters.

Terrell came to Coastal Carolina after serving two seasons as the Assistant Men's and Women's Golf Coach at Duke University. In his first year, the women's team won the NCAA Championship and the men's team ranking improved from No. 64 in the country to No. 18. During his tenure, the women's team won back-to-back Atlantic Coast Conference Championships while garnering the top spot in the national rankings both seasons. The men's team finished runner-up at the conference championship and qualified for the national championship.

Before his time at Duke, Terrell served as the Assistant Coach at his alma mater Methodist College. During his career at Methodist, the men's team won the NCAA Division III Championship, setting an NCAA Championship scoring record.

Along with his duties as Director of Golf at Coastal and TPC Director of Instruction, Terrell owns and operates the Allen Terrell's Players Academy, Inc.

A 1997 graduate of Methodist College with a bachelor's degree in business administration with an emphasis in professional golf management, Terrell resides in Garden City.

TERRELL'S YEAR-BY-YEAR COACHING RECORD

METHODIST (Men's and Women's Assistant Coach)

YEAR

Conf. Finish

NCAA Regional

NCAA

Individual Honors

1997-98 (M)

1st

N/A

1st

National Medalist, National Fr. of the Year, 3 All-Americans, 5 All-Conference

1997-98 (W)

N/A

N/A

1st

National POY, 3 All-Americans

DUKE (Men's and Women's Assistant Coach)

YEAR

Conf. Finish

NCAA Regional

NCAA

Individual Honors

1998-99 (M)

2nd-t

6th

Missed Cut

1 All-Amer, ACC ROY, ACC Med., 1 GCAA Scholar, 2 All-ACC

1998-99 (W)

1st

4th

1st

2 All-Amer, ACC POY, ACC ROY, ACC Med., 1 GCAA Scholar, 4 All-ACC

1999-00 (M)

6th

14th

-

1 All-Amer, 2 GCAA Scholar, 1 All-ACC

1999-00 (W)

1st

1st

14th

3 All-Amer, ACC POY, ACC ROY, ACC Med., 2 GCAA Scholar, 5 All-ACC

COASTAL CAROLINA (Men's Head Coach)

YEAR

Conf. Finish

NCAA Regional

NCAA

Individual Honors

2000-01

2nd

Individual

-

BSC POY, BSC ROY, BSC Med., 2 All-BSC

2001-02

1st

17th

-

BSC COY, 3 All-BSC

2002-03

2nd

Individual

-

2 All-BSC

2003-04

1st

16th

-

BSC POY, BSC COY, BCS Med., 4 All-BSC

2004-05

1st

8th

20th

1 All-Amer, BSC POY, BSC ROY, BSC COY, BSC Med., 3 All-BSC

2005-06

1st

5th-t

15th-t

1 All-Amer, BSC POY, BSC COY, 2 All-BSC, 1 Ping

2006-07

1st

10th-t

5th

2 All-Amer, BSC POY, BSC COY, RCOY, BSC Med., 2 GCAA Scholar, 4 All-BSC, 1 Ping

2007-08

1st

22nd

-

BSC POY, BSC ROY, BSC Med., 1 GCAA Scholar, 4 All-BSC

2008-09

1st

11th

-

1 All-Amer, BSC POY, BSC Med., BSC COY, SAOY, 2 GCAA Scholar, 5 All-BSC, 1 Ping

2009-10

1st

11th-t

-

3 All-BSC

2010-11

3rd

7th

Individual

1 All-BSC, 1 Ping

2011-12

2nd

Individual

-

2 All-BSC, BSC FOY, 1 Ping, 2 GCAA Scholar

2012-13

1st

5th

22nd

1 All-Amer, BSC POY, 2 All-BSC, 1 Ping, 2 GCAA Scholar

OTHER COACHING HIGHLIGHTS:

11 US Public Links Participants, 15 US Amateur Participants, 21 British Amateur Participant (including 202 champion), 1 Walker Cup and Palmer Cup Participant, 2010 South Carolina Amateur champion, 2013 North & South Amateur Champion

HONORS KEY:

ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference)

BSC (Big South Conference)

All-Amer (All-American)

POY (Player of the Year)

ROY/FOY (Rookie/Freshman of the Year)

Med (Conference Medalist)

COY (Coach of the Year)

RCOY (Region Coach of the Year)

GCAA Scholar (Golf Coaches Assoc. of America All-America Scholar)

SAOY (Big South Conference's Men's Golf Student-Athlete of the Year)

Ping (GCAA/PING All-Region)