CARROLLTON, Ga. – Following a nationwide search, the University of West Georgia and Director of Athletics Daryl Dickey announced today the selection of Todd Selders to serve as the fifth head coach in school history for both the Wolves' men's and women's programs.
“We are thrilled to add Todd to our staff, and have him lead our golf programs,” said Dickey. “He has a wealth of experience at the Division I level, and I am confident he can continue to keep our programs competing at a high level both in the conference, region, and nation.”
Selders comes to Carrollton after 20 plus years of collegiate coaching experience, most recently serving as the director of golf and head men's coach at Charleston Southern. He is currently a certified personal golf coach for the company Golftec in Dallas, Texas.
“I am very excited about this opportunity and can't thank Coach Dickey and everyone at West Georgia enough for welcoming me already,” said Selders. “I'm thrilled to get down there and meet the teams, and get started on a great year to keep the success and momentum going in Carrollton.”
His previous stops include West Texas College, Iowa, NC State, Coastal Carolina, and a 10 year stint as head coach at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Selders' first collegiate coaching job was at Oklahoma where he served as the men's assistant coach from 1997-2000.
While at Charleston Southern, Selders led his team to a fourth place finish at the Big South Conference Championship after being picked ninth in the preseason polls.
Selders teams at NC State, Coastal Carolina and Southern Methodist all qualified for the NCAA Tournament, including a trip to four straight Regionals as the head coach for SMU from 2004-2008. In 2004, Selders was named Western Athletic Conference Coach of the Year and two years later was named the Conference-USA Coach of the Year in 2006.
Selders played collegiate golf at Central State in Edmond, Okla. where he competed all four years and earned a bachelor's degree in history. While he was coaching at SMU, Selders received a Master's degree in Arts.