The Valparaiso University women’s golf team has announced the addition of Patrick Mudd to its coaching staff as a volunteer assistant.
Mudd graduated from Purdue University Northwest this past spring after a noteworthy four-year golf and tennis career. His addition furthers Valpo’s department-wide mission of creating champions in both competition and classroom as Mudd exemplified both during his collegiate career, double majoring in history and political science while competing in two sports and earning CoSIDA Academic All-American honors.
The Crown Point High School graduate was also an all-conference performer during his senior season with the Pride. He has earned numerous awards and honors, including Purdue Calumet Scholar Athlete of the Year (2015-16), Purdue Northwest Student Athlete Advisory Committee Most Valuable Member (2016-17), the John Friend Leadership Award (2016-17) and the National Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities Award (2016, 2017).
“Patrick is an exceptional addition to our program,” head coach Jon Haas said. “All through his prep and college playing career, he played at a very high level while performing exceptionally well in the classroom. It was a pleasure to coach Patrick in the past and I am really looking forward to working with him again.”
Mudd also thrived on the course, shattering the Purdue Calumet program record for the lowest individual round score with a 70 as a sophomore. During his prep tenure, Mudd was a four-year letter winner for the Bulldogs and received all-conference honors as a senior. He was an IHSAA Sectional individual champion in 2012.
Haas led the Crusaders to their best team scoring average in program history in his first year at the helm, as Valpo posted a 322.2 team average in 2016-17. The Crusaders are in the midst of their 2017-18 fall season, their first year of play in the Missouri Valley Conference. Valpo’s next tournament is the Missouri Valley Conference Preview, which will be held Oct. 16-17 in Newton, Kan.