Edens hired as men’s golf coach

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BROOKINGS, S.D. (GoJacks.com) — South Dakota State athletic director Justin Sell has announced the hiring of Parker Edens as head coach of the Jackrabbit men’s golf program.

Edens comes to SDSU from Colorado State, where he served as an assistant for the last three seasons.

Edens helped the Rams to a runner-up finish at the Mountain West conference championship and an NCAA Regional appearance this season. CSU’s Connor Jones won the league’s individual title and was one of two Rams named to the all-conference team. CSU won the Ram Masters Invitational and the Paintbrush Invitational in 2021-22.

Prior to his time at Colorado State Edens was an assistant coach for the women’s golf team at the University of Tulsa from July 2018 until November 2019.

Before entering the coaching ranks, Edens played professionally for four years and spent 2017 as a member of the Korn Ferry Tour. He collected six wins as a professional.

Edens is a graduate of Colorado State and captained the golf team during the 2013-14 season. He was named the Rams’ MVP in 2013 and 2014. Edens, a Greeley, Colorado native, was also member of the South Dakota State golf team from 2009-2011 before returning to his home state for the remainder of his collegiate career.