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He has helped guide Tech to the ACC Championship in 2014 and 2015 and to the match play bracket of the NCAA Championship both of his years with the Yellow Jackets.
Webb came to Tech from the University of South Florida, whose men's golf program posted seven top-10 finishes, including three in the top 5, during the 2011-12 season. He also helped mentor Trey Valentine, who was named BIG EAST Freshman of the Year, assisted with fund-raising efforts, recruiting and scheduling, helped manage the team facility and directed the USF Invitational Tournament.
During his time with the Bulls, he signed two of the top five players in Florida for the program in his first recruiting class, and helped USF rise to a national ranking of No. 51 from one that had been 191st in the pre-season.
"In a sport where you have only two coaches, it's imperative that you have someone who can assist in all aspects of the program, which includes fund-raising, recruiting, player development and managing the team day-to-day," said Heppler, who has been at the helm of the Tech program since 1995. "His skill set from day one was exceptional in all these areas, which has led him to have a significant impact on this program and its success. We certainly realize that opportunities are going to come his way, and this is our way of demonstrating to him our appreciation for what he brings each day, and that he plays a critical role in our success. This will ensure continuity in our recruiting and the development of our current players."
Webb took the assistant coaching position at USF after playing several years on various professional circuits and in 11 different countries. He was a fully exempt member on the PGA Web.com Tour in 2009, logging three top 25 finishes. In 2010, he competed in the Zurich Classic on the PGA Tour. He reached the second stage of the PGA Tour Qualifying School eight times in nine attempts. His wins as a pro include the 2010 Coors Light Open in Fort Myers, as well as victories on the Hooters Tour and in Canada.
"I am very honored to be involved with what I believe is the best golf program in the country," said Webb. "The last two seasons working with and learning from Coach Heppler has been an invaluable experience, and I look forward to many more. Getting to be around the finest student athletes in the country, day in a day out ,is the most rewarding experience a coach can hope for. I feel beyond fortunate that I get to continue to do that at Georgia Tech for the foreseeable future."
A native of Ontario, Webb represented Canada in several international amateur tournaments, including appearances in the U.S., British, Canadian and Western amateur championships. He also represented Canada in the World Junior Championship.
Additionally, Webb has been a part-time PGA Tour caddy for Garrett Willis, John Huston and Robert Damron between 2002-11, and was owner-operator of DSP Golf Academy at the South Muskoka Golf and Country Club in his hometown of Bracebridge, Ontario from 1998-2001.
Webb played collegiately at East Tennessee State, whose team was ranked No. 1 in the nation and finished third in the NCAA Championship during his junior year and won three Southern Conference titles. He earned his bachelor's degree in finance from East Tennessee State in December of 1997.
Webb and his wife, Carrie, have two daughters, Nalla and Skye.
The Webb File
Name: Brennan Kirby Webb
Birthdate: October 11, 1974 in Bracebridge, Ontario
Joined Tech Staff: December 14, 2012
Education: Bachelor's degree in finance from East Tennessee State in 1997.
Playing Experience: Four years at East Tennessee State (1997-2001), Member of three Southern Conference Championship teams. Fully exempt on the Web.com Tour in 2009. Also played on the NGA Hooters Tour, Canadian Tour, New England Professional Golf Tour, Canadian Great Lakes Tour, West Florida GolfTour and Moonlight Tour. Played in the 2010 PGA Tour Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
Coaching Experience: Assistant coach at South Florida (2010-11), assistant coach at Georgia Tech (2012-14), associate head coach at Georgia Tech (2014-present).
Family: Wife Carrie, two daughters, Nalla and Skye