Gator Todd, a former All-SEC player at Alabama and professional on the Web.com Tour, joined the Marquette University men’s golf program as assistant coach in August of 2016.
Marquette is Todd’s first collegiate coaching position - and his first season was a success. MU was the BIG EAST Champion in 2017, and Todd, along with head coach Steve Bailey, earned BIG EAST Coaching Staff of the Year honors. Todd coached all-BIG EAST players in Oliver Farrell and Matt Murlick, as well as BIG EAST Freshman of the Year Matthew Bachmann.
His golf career includes playing experience on the Web.com Tour, NGA Tour and E Golf Tours. Todd had Web.com Tour membership in 2012. His career highlights include advancing to the Final Stage of the 2011 PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament, three professional career second-place finishes, and a low professional round of 63. Todd was the 2017 US Open Local Qualifying medalist (5-under-par) in May of 2017 at The Bull in Sheboygan Falls.
While playing, he experienced high-level instruction for five years (2010-15) at the Sea Island Golf Performance Center (GPC) in St. Simons Island, Georgia under world-renowned and PGA award-winning instructors Todd Anderson and Randy Myers. GPC is used by numerous professional tour players, including past major champions Stewart Cink, Lucas Glover, Zach Johnson, Justin Leonard and Davis Love III.
A four-year letterman at Alabama, Todd played in 43 tournaments during his Crimson Tide career while logging 130 total rounds with a 73.55 scoring average. A 2007 All-SEC performer, Todd played in the 2005 and 2007 NCAA Championships. He posted 11 career top 10 finishes and five times placed in the top five. Todd fired 22 rounds under par at Alabama and finished five tournaments under par as well. In Todd’s senior season (2008), the Tide earned their first-ever season-ending No. 1 ranking.
Todd is a native of Florence, Alabama, where he was a high school state champion and junior golf All-American at Coffee High School.