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Jan. 7, 2016

Charlottesville, Va. – Virginia men’s golf coach Bowen Sargent announced today (Jan. 7) the hiring of Corey Ziedonis as the program’s assistant coach. He replaces Jay Calvo who resigned to accept a position in private business.

“Corey has a reputation of being a hard worker who will bring a lot of energy with him to our program,” Sargent said. “He has positioned himself to make this step professionally and I am excited to have him join the program and help us work to achieve our goals.”

Ziedonis comes to Virginia after spending the past two years at Ball State as a graduate assistant coach on Mike Fleck’s staff. The Indianapolis native played four years at Indiana University, completing his career in 2012-13. He spent the spring and summer of 2014 working with the Golfweek Junior Tour as a player relations manager.

“I would like to thank coach Sargent for the amazing opportunity to join such a great program,” Ziedonis said. “I am looking forward to hitting the ground running and being an asset to coach Sargent and our student-athletes. It did not take me long to appreciate the beauty and tradition of the university and I am proud to call myself a Wahoo.”

A two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection, Ziedonis was a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar as a senior. He logged seven top-25 finishes that year and managed his third straight season with a stroke average better than 75.00. Ziedonis was a part of the Indiana lineup for three NCAA Regional appearances (2011-13), finishing among the top 25 individually at all three.

A two-time all-state selection at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis, Ziedonis won the 2008 Indiana state high school championship. He placed third at the 2011 Indiana Amateur Championship.

He graduated from Indiana in December 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in sport marketing and management.

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