Mike Ketcham

Mike Ketcham

Player Profile

Mike Ketcham is in his fourth year as the director of the men's golf program, and he continues to build Oregon State into a national power.

Ketcham has put together one of the deepest teams in Oregon State history for 1999-2000. His teams continue to experience success, as a result of expert teaching of the game's fundamentals, national recruiting, and effective communication.

Ketcham arrived in Corvallis after spending five years at San Jose State University. While heading up the Spartan program, the team made three appearances in the NCAA West Regionals and qualified for one NCAA Tournament. The program was ranked consistently in the top 25 during his tenure, and he was selected the Big West Conference Coach of the Year once.

The Ottumwa, Iowa native started his coaching career as the mentor of the Scottsdale Community College program in Arizona. He led the team to the National Junior College Athletic Association national championship both years (1 993, '94) he was associated with the school. He was named the NJCAA Coach of the Year both seasons, and coached eight NJCAA All-Americans. His teams compiled an 84-1 conference record over the two years.

Ketcham’s amateur playing career included two years at Odessa Junior College in Texas and two years at the University of Arkansas. He was a NJCAA All-American in 1985 and helped the team finish second at the national championships. He also has participated in the Porter Cup and U.S. Amateur.

Ketcham entered the professional ranks in 1988. He played on the U.S. Golf Tour, Asian Tour and the Canadian Tour. His four-year pro career included going through the PGA Tour Qualifying school twice and working with Chuck Hogan of Sports Enhancement Associated, and Peter Kostis.

The physical education graduate has also served as Tournament Director for the 1993 and '94 NJCAA Golf Championships, sports information director at Scottsdale C.C., and as a coach for the United States at the World University Games in Madrid, Spain.

Ketcham and his wife, Kathryn, have one daughter, Kelsey, and one son, Michael.

1999:	9th at Pac-10 Championships
	14th at NCAA West Regionals
1998:	8th at Pac-10 Championships
1997:	8th at Pac-10 Championships
	16th at NCAA West Regionals

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