Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Tom Beidleman will be introduced as the head coach of the women's golf program at 1 p.m. Thursday.
Beidleman Hired to Lead CMU Women’s Golf Program

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – Tom Beidleman, a veteran golf instruction professional and experienced collegiate coach, has been hired to lead the revival of the Central Michigan women’s golf program.

Beidleman most recently worked locally as the Director of Instruction at Mount Pleasant Country Club, where he was responsible for golf instruction programs for men, women, and seniors as well as the administration of the camps and clinics for junior golfers.

From 2010-12 he remained active in the industry operating his own company that represented a variety of golf equipment and apparel companies as well as provided private golf instruction.

Prior to coming to Mount Pleasant, Beidleman had a highly successful stint as head coach of the Loyola (Md.) men’s golf program. From 2001-10, his Greyhounds won six Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Championship, helping him to compile a 78-5 career record in conference postseason play. In recognition of his success, Beidleman earned MAAC Coach of the Year honors in 2002, 2003, and 2009.

Beidleman also led Loyola to six NCAA Championship appearances, advancing to back-to-back NCAA Regionals in 2003-2004. His 2009 squad also advanced to the Southeast Regional.

During Beidleman’s 10-year tenure at Loyola, the Greyhounds captured 20 team regular season championships and totaled 15 individual medalists.

Not only did Beidleman’s Loyola teams excel on the golf course but also in the classroom. From 2001-10, the team had a collective grade point average of 3.25. In 2008, one his players was named MAAC Male-Student Athlete of the Year and, in 2009, a member of the men’s golf team earned the highest GPA of all male Loyola student-athletes.

Beidleman is also an experienced fundraiser. At Loyola, he raised between $40,000-$80,000 annually to supplement the program operating budget.

Before his collegiate coaching career, Beidleman served as a golf professional at several golf clubs in the Northeast. He acted as Director of Instruction at the Elkridge Club in Baltimore from 1997-2004 as well as the Director of Golf for The Links at Challedon in Mt. Airy, Md. from 1996-1997. He was also Head Golf Professional at the Cattail Creek Country Club in Glenwood, Md. from 1992-95.

A native of Whitehall, Pa., Beidleman earned a degree in business and professional golf management from Ferris State in 1987. He has been a member of the PGA of America since 1992 and the Golf Coaches Association of America since 2001.

The Central Michigan Board of Trustees announced on December 6, 2012 the addition of women's golf and lacrosse as NCAA Division I sport programs. Women's golf was last sponsored as a CMU varsity sport in 1982. A complete competition schedule will resume in 2014-15 when CMU will become the 10th Mid-American Conference institution to field a women's golf team.

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