Garrett Clegg was named the Washington State University Men's Golf Coach in August of 2011. The Cougar performance on the course has improved each year under his guidance.
In his fourth season at Washington State, Clegg led the Cougars to a title at the Pacific Invitational, WSU’s fifth victory in four seasons. Clegg also guided redshirt-senior Sang Lee to his first-career victory. Lee tied for first place at the Itani Quality Homes Collegiate. In 2014-15, Clegg and Washington State welcomed the Pac-12 Conference to Pullman, Wash., for the 2015 Pac-12 Men’s Golf Championships. The event marked the first time in conference history that the championships were held in Pullman.
Under the guidance of Clegg, freshman Derek Bayley maintained a scoring average of 72.36, the lowest by a freshman in school history. Clegg also oversaw Lee’s success as he averaged 72.17 strokes per round, the fourth-best scoring average in WSU history.
In 2013-14, the Cougars notched two tournament victories and a runner-up finish. Senior Blake Snyder was named All-Pac-12 honorable mention as he finished tied for fourth at the Pac-12 Championships, the best finish by a Cougar at the conference championships in school history. Snyder became the first Washington State men's golf student-athlete to garner an all-conference award since 2010.
During the 2012-13 campaign, the Cougars provided Clegg his first-career victory when they captured the Itani Quality Homes Collegiate on their home course in September. Before the season was over, Washington State added another victory and three other finishes in the top-three.
In his first season, Clegg led Washington State to four top-5 finishes.
During his four years at WSU, Clegg has also led the Cougars to success in the classroom with 10 Pac-12 All-Academic selections. During the 2013-14 season, Michael Anderson was named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar.
Clegg arrived in Pullman after serving four seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Washington. During his time at UW, the men's program captured back-to-back Pacific-10 Conference titles (2009 & 2010) and concluded both seasons with fifth-place finishes at the NCAA Championships. Washington advanced to the NCAA Regionals each of his four seasons and three times qualified for the NCAA Championships.
While at Washington he helped mentor All-Americans Nick Taylor, Richard Lee, Darren Wallace and Chris Williams. In his four seasons he was involved in all areas of the program including coaching, recruiting, fund-raising and tournament operations with a special emphasis on administrative duties.
Clegg, a native of Bountiful, Utah, is a former professional and collegiate golfer who played collegiately at Minnesota for two years where he was a part of the 2002 NCAA championship team before transferring to Utah for his final two seasons. A 2004 graduate of Utah, Clegg was a two-time All-Mountain West Conference selection and placed third in the conference championships in 2003. During his career with the Utes, he won the 2003 Nevada Wolfpack Invitational and the 2003 UC Riverside Invitational.
Clegg played in the 2003 U.S. Amateur and advanced to the second round of the 2002 U.S. Public Links tournament. As a professional, he played the 2007 season in the Nationwide Tour after finishing fifth in the second stage of the PGA Tour Qualifying School.
Clegg and his wife Rachael have three daughters, Grace, Sophie and Chloe, and son Brady.