Assistant Professor of PGA Golf Management & Assistant Director, PGA Golf Management Program
B.S., Murray State University; M.Ed., Campbell University
The Monarchs have won 12 NCAA Division III national championships in 31 years under the direction of Steve Conley, most recently bringing home the title in 2018.
Entering his 32nd campaign as head coach of the Methodist University men’s golf team, he also serves Methodist as an assistant professor and assistant director of PGA Golf Management.
Conley is an active member of the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) and the Professional Golfers’ Association of America (PGA). He has achieved the highest level of rating at the PGA/USGA Rules Workshop. In 2007, at age 44, he was the youngest coach to ever be inducted into the GCAA Hall of Fame.
The Monarchs have finished in the nation’s top five in 29 of 31 seasons since Conley came onto the scene following the 1987 season. The 21-time USA South Athletic Conference Coach of the Year, 16-time NCAA Division III South Region Coach of the Year and seven-time NCAA Division III National Coach of the Year has produced nine individual national champions, 53 All-Americans and 16 Scholar All-Americans.
In 2010, Conley was a charter inductee to the USA South Athletic Conference Hall of Fame as Methodist has won 23 DIAC/USA South Athletic Conference Championships under Conley’s watch.
During the summer of 1998, Conley represented his country as the USA coach for the USA/Japan Matches in Tochigi-Ken, Japan.
The 1986 Murray State graduate earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education with honors. While at MSU, Conley earned Academic All-American status and notched two collegiate tournament victories. He later earned a master’s degree in education with a concentration in physical education from Campbell University in 1991.