Head Men’s Golf Coach; Assistant Professor of PGA Golf Management; Assistant Director, PGM
B.S., Murray State University; M.Ed., Campbell University
Serving as an Assistant Professor and the Advising Coordinator for the PGA/PGM program, Conley is in his 34th year at Methodist University (32nd as the Head Men’s Golf Coach). He earned a Master of Education degree from Campbell University (NC) in 1991 and a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from Murray State University (KY) in 1986.
Conley has been a member of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America (PGA) since 1996. He has achieved the highest level of rating at the PGA-USGA Rules of Golf Workshop. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor and teaches courses in the PGA Golf Management Program-Intro to PGM 1 and 2.
In 2006, Conley was inducted into the Golf Coaches’ Association of America (GCAA) Hall of Fame. He was also inducted into the USA South Athletic Conference Hall of Fame (2010) and the Fayetteville Sports Club Hall of Fame (2012).
During his tenure as the men’s coach, his teams have won 12 NCAA Division III National Championships and 23 of the Monarchs’ 31 USA-South Athletic Conference Championships. His players have won nine individual NCAA Division III National Titles, 96 All-America Honors and 22 All-America Scholar Honors. Representing the GCAA, he coached the USA team to victory in the USA-Japan Matches in Tochigi-Ken, Japan in 1998. He has been awarded Coach of the Year honors by the GCAA seven times nationally in Division III, 16 times in the South Region, and 21 times in the USA-South Athletic Conference.