Matt Baughan is the head men's golf coach at Cornell and the head golf professional at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course. Under his direction, the Big Red has slowly climbed up the Ivy League as one of the most consistent teams on the East Coast.
As head golf pro at Cornell, Baughan is responsible for all of the day-to-day operations of the Robert Trent Jones Course, overseeing the physical education program for golf and running the varsity team.
Prior to his arrival in Ithaca, Baughan was the assistant golf professional at Persimmon Hill Golf Course in Tampa, Florida, from 1996 to 1997. He also served as assistant golf pro at Laurel View Country Club in Hamden, Connecticut, in 1994.
A 1993 graduate of the University of Alabama with a degree in business administration and marketing, Baughan was a professional tournament player from 1994 to 1997 on the Moonlight Golf Tour, winning the Pine Barons at the World Woods tournaments in both April and December of 1995.