CIRCLEVILLE, OH - Matt Decker has been named the new head coach of the OCU golf program. Decker currently serves as a professor in the Psychology department at OCU. Decker will be stepping in immediately and working alongside former head coach, Clyde Strait, who will serve as a special advisor to Decker during the transition period. Under Coach Strait, the team competed in three events this year with his top recruit, Davis Wolff, emjoying a breakout freshman year.
Decker is excited about his new dual role of coach and faculty member. "I've really been interested in human behavior since I was a teenager," states Coach Decker. He studied Psychology as an undergraduate and then went on and studied Clinical Psychology in graduate school. He completed a clinical residency at the Medical College of Georgia where he had the opportunity to live in Augusta, Georgia.
His expertise is in learning theory and behavioral conceptualizations of the human condition. He joined the faculty of OCU as Assistant Professor of Psychology and Counseling in 2012 and currently teaches full time.
Matt was introduced to the game of golf by his grandfather at an early age. He fell in love with the game as a young teenager and has been passionate about the game ever since. He has been a member of Arbor Trace Golf Club in Marion, Indiana and Thornapple Creek Golf Club in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He currently holds a career best score of a one-under par 71.
Matt is excited about this new opportunity. "As an educator at heart, I love to teach the game and to help others become the best players they can possibly be. I'm looking forward to working with the young men of OCU's program and developing them both as players and as men."