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Company Description: The Ultimate WVU Sports Site
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Education

  • M.S. , sports administration
    Mississippi State University
  • B.S. , sports communication
    Mississippi State University
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Staff Directory - WVU Athletics
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Sean Covich
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Sean Covich, a rising coach in collegiate golf, was named West Virginia University's 12th men's golf coach on May 22, 2014.
A native of Meridian, Miss., Covich comes to WVU from Mississippi State, where he has served as the assistant men's golf coach the last three seasons. He previously served as the head men's golf coach at Meridian Community College for five seasons.
At Mississippi State, Covich became the school's first full-time men's golf assistant coach in 2011. He helped the Bulldogs to the NCAA Tournament in 2013 and 2014 while improving the school's national ranking from No. 125 in 2011 to a school-record No. 27 in 2013. The Bulldogs won a school-record four tournament titles in 2012-13, then added two more tournament wins in 2013-14 for the most wins (six) in a two-year span in school history.
The Bulldogs set school records for best team 36 hole score (-25), best team 54 hole score (-38) and season records for most team birdies (497), most team eagles (14) and most team scores of even-par or better (14). In addition, he helped the Bulldogs to the second-lowest team round in school history (274) and the second-lowest team score in relation to par (-14). Covich coached Chad Ramey to All-SEC honors, the first player in school history to be named all-conference three consecutive seasons.
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At Meridian Community College, Covich successfully transitioned MCC from a NJCAA Division II program to a NJCAA Division I national power. He led MCC to a NJCAA National Championship Runner-Up finish in just their second season at the Division I level and positioned the Eagles as the No. 1 ranked JUCO team during the 2010-11 season.
At MCC, Covich guided his squad to 18 tournament championships. He produced 15 senior college players, six all-tournament team members at the national championship and guided seven All-Americans. During a back-to-back-to-back NJCAA postseason run, Covich's 2010 squad finished runner-up at the NJCAA National Championships. He also coached the school's first individual national champion in 2010. The Eagles set multiple school records during the Covich era, including most tournament wins in a season (9), lowest team score (274), and lowest team score in relation to par (-14).
Covich earned Coach of the Year honors four times during his span at MCC. In 2007, Covich was awarded with Coach of the Year by the Mississippi Association of Coaches, the National Junior College Association of America (NJCAA) Region 23, and the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC). In 2011, after winning the Golf Coaches Association of America's District IV Coach of the Year Award, he was named a semifinalist for the Golf Coaches Association of America National Coach of the Year.
Known as an outstanding recruiter, Covich recruited and coached Brandt Garon, a two-time All-American at MCC. The Louisiana native won the Arnold Palmer Award and the NJCAA National Championship in 2010 while under Covich's guidance. Garon then added the prestigious Jack Nicklaus Award in 2011. Another Covich-product was 2012 NJCAA National Champion Jake Stirling. The Aussie was also a two-time All-American and was recruited to MCC by Covich. T.J. Morgan became the third player recruited by Covich to MCC who finished first at the NJCAA National Championship (t1 in 2013).
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At Mississippi State, Covich reeled in the No. 1 ranked junior college golfer in the nation twice, as Joe Sakulpolphaisan (Darton State College) signed with the Bulldogs in 2012 and Tim Walker (Central Alabama Community College) signed with MSU in 2014.
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Covich lettered at Meridian Community College from 1998-2000 and was a member of the 1999 NJCAA Region 23 Championship team. He received the Most Dedicated award during the 1998-1999 season. Covich lettered in varsity golf for Lamar High starting in sixth grade.
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Covich led the Raiders to an unprecedented four consecutive MPSA Overall State Championships in 1995-1998. He received the Sportsmanship Award in his junior and senior seasons.
Covich completed his education at Mississippi State, earning his bachelor's degree in sports communications in 2004 and a master's degree in sports administration in 2006.
In 2005, Covich was the Tour Director of the Mississippi Junior Golf Association, during that tenure the MJGA experienced record membership and participation. Along with his guidance of the MJGA, Covich conducted 13 junior golf events, including the Mississippi Junior Championship. In addition to those duties, he assisted in operating several Mississippi Golf Association state championships such as the State Amateur, Senior Amateur and State Four-Ball.
He began his golf career under his father, PGA Club Professional Jerry Covich, at Briarwood Country Club in Meridian, Miss. Covich also worked for longtime PGA Club Professional and Robbie Webb Junior Golf Award winner, Jimmy Gamblin, at Northwood Country Club. Working for his father and Gamblin, Covich led junior clinics and camps at Briarwood and Northwood.
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Covich and his wife, Kate, have one child, John Keenan.
MERIDIAN, MISS. - Meridian Community ...
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MERIDIAN, MISS. - Meridian Community College golf coach Sean Covich has been hired as an assistant at Mississippi State University.
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Covich also served as sports information director for MCC.
Covich has coached at MCC for five years.
Since taking over the MCC program in 2006, Covich has led the golf program to four NJCAA National Championship tournaments, as well as a runner-up finish in 2010.
Covich named MSU men's golf ...
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Covich named MSU men's golf assistant coach
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STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA/MSU Athletics) - Mississippi State men's golf coach Clay Homan announced Friday that Sean Covich has joined the Bulldogs as an assistant coach.
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Covich comes to Starkville from Meridian Community College where he headed a talented Eagle golf program for the last five years. He guided his squads to 18 tournament championships, produced 13 senior college players, six NJCAA National Championship All-Tournament Team members, and seven All-Americans.
During the 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons, Covich's Eagles posted back-to-back-to-back NJCAA National Championship appearances, including a runner-up finish in 2010. He also coached the program's first individual national champion the same year.
During the 2011 slate, Covich led his team to the program's lowest-round score in school history with a second-round 275 (14-under-par) at the Wallace State Fall Invitational.
Covich lettered at MCC from 1998-2000 and was a member of the 1999 NJCAA Region 23 Championship coached by Lou Weddington Hart.
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A Meridian-native and Lamar School graduate, Covich is married to Kate Keenan Covich.
MCC Golf, Third Annual Lou Hart ...
www.wtok.com, 30 Mar 2011 [cached]
MCC Golf, Third Annual Lou Hart Invitational, April 5 and 6, Northwood Country Club; Coach Sean Covich, 601-484-8663.
Todd Library Book Sale, April 5-7, 601-484-8760.
Continuing Education class, Microsoft Outlook, April 6, 9 a.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.
MCC Tennis, MCC Eagles vs.
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MCC Golf, MCC Alumni and Friends Scramble, April 29, Meridian Naval Air Station Ponta Creek course; Coach Sean Covich, 601-484-8663.
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