July 9, 2004
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Florida State University Director of Athletics Dave Hart, Jr., has announced the hiring of Landry Mahan as the Seminoles Assistant Men’s Golf Coach under second-year head coach Trey Jones.
Prior to his appointment at Florida State, Mahan has spent the last four years as a professional golfer and a teaching professional. He brings a wealth of teaching experience with him and he is a certified Bentley Sports Instructor.
“I am excited about what Landry will bring to our golf program,” said Jones. “He is an excellent teacher and communicator and knows how to win national championships.”
Mahan graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2000. In his senior season, Mahan shot a 281 and tied for 13th at the NCAA Championships to help Oklahoma State capture its ninth Division I men’s golf title. He also helped Oklahoma State to a second place finish in the 1999 NCAA Championship.
Mahan was an All-American and named to the 2000 All-Big 12 Conference Men’s Golf Team at Oklahoma State. He was the seventh ranked golfer in NCAA District V behind teammate Charles Howell III.
At Oklahoma State, he played in 51 tournaments in the Big 12 and recorded one top 5, five top 10 and fifteen top 20 finishes. His career best finish came in 1998 with a tie for third at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational. Mahan’s career low score of 65 came during his junior season. Mahan averaged 73.76 strokes for his 154 round career.
Prior to his collegiate career at Oklahoma State, Mahan ranked among the top junior golfers in the U.S. He qualified for the 1999 U.S. Amateur and was a quarterfinalist at the 1998 U.S. Amateur. Mahan won the 1994 Taylor Made-Adidas Golf Junior at The Woodlands with a two-round score of 142. He also recorded a top finish in the Southern Amateur Championship in 1995 with a four-round score of 285.
Mahan is a native of Richardson, Texas.