Mackenzie Brown Named ONU Women's Golf Coach

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August 27, 2021 Athletics

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Olivet Nazarene University Director of Athletics Mike Conway announced the appointment of the new Women’s Golf head coach, Mackenzie (Mehaffey) Brown on Aug. 27.

Coach Brown takes over at the helm of the women’s golf team following the passing of Bill Johnson earlier in August. A 2019 graduate of Olivet, Brown had a successful career on the course for the Tigers. In 2016, Brown led the Tigers to a 23rd place finish at the NAIA National Championships and a first-place finish at the CCAC Championships. In her final year of competition, Brown finished tied for second place overall at the CCAC Championships. Additionally, Brown held multiple CCAC Women’s Golfer of the Week Accolades, CCAC All-Conference nods, and Daktronics and CCAC Scholar Athlete distinctions. Coach Brown is also the ONU record holder for the lowest 18-hole record at an event, posting a 69 at the Swan Lake Resort on Oct. 14, 2017.

“I am beyond excited to serve Olivet as the Head Women’s Golf Coach this year,” said Brown. “Playing for Coach Johnson from 2015-2019 was one of the best decisions and experiences of my life, and I’ll forever be grateful for the impact he had on me. I hope to continue the traditions he started and honor the legacy he left behind. We have a fantastic group of student-athletes a part of the golf program this year and I feel blessed to be able to have a front row seat at all the great things they will accomplish this year on and off the golf course.”

Coach Brown currently is working on her Master of Business Administration at ONU, and also works in the Office of Admissions as an Admissions Counselor. She resides in Bourbonnais with her husband Austin, who works as the Assistant Director of Alumni and University Relations at ONU.

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Published: 08/27/2021

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