The University of Notre Dame Director of Golf and Head Men’s Golf Coach John Handrigan announced that Andrew Serketich has been named as an assistant coach and director of operations for the Fighting Irish men’s and women’s golf programs ahead of the 2023 season.
Serketich joins the Irish from Queens University of Charlotte, where he has been at the helm of the Royal’s men’s golf program since the 2017-18 season after serving as the associate head men’s golf coach from 2010-2014. Prior to becoming the associate head men’s golf coach, Serketich served as the assistant coach to both the men’s and women’s programs from 2008-2010.
“Andrew has a proven track record of success as a head coach at the Division I level and we are fortunate to add him to our staff,” said Handrigan. “He’s a coach with high character and strong values who will be a role model for both our teams. Andrew’s knowledge and determination will help us further the success of Notre Dame Golf.”
While Serketich led the men’s golf program most recently at Queens University of Charlotte, he will continue to use his coaching experience to help with both the men’s and women’s golf programs at Notre Dame.
“I am really excited for Andrew to join our ND Golf staff,” said head women’s golf coach Caroline Powers Ellis. “It was evident through the interview process his passion for the sport, his work ethic, and his enthusiasm for developing student-athletes. He will have a hand in helping us grow every area of our program and will be a great resource for our players on a daily basis.”
In the Royals’ first season at the Division I level, Serketich led the Royals to nine top-10 finishes in the 2023 season. In their final season at the DII level, Serketich led the Royals to the NCAA Championship after a first place finish at the SAC Championships. During the 2018-19 season, Serketich was able to lead the Royals back to the NCAA Championships. It was their third appearance in program history and came after the Royals were able to capture their first SAC Championship title.
In his previous stint at Queens, Serketich was an integral part of the Royals’ success playing a major role in program marketing and recruiting. He also had a hand in the day-to-day operations of the program, and played a key role in creating, planning, and completing five tournaments hosted by the…