Legendary Wake Forest Golf Coach Jesse Haddock Dies at 91

Legendary Wake Forest Golf Coach Jesse Haddock Dies at 91

11:40am Mar 14, 2018
Jesse Haddock, longtime Demon Deacons golf coach. Photo courtesy of Wake Forest University.

Jesse Haddock, a legendary former golf coach at Wake Forest University, died Wednesday morning. 

Haddock graduated from Wake Forest in 1952 and then never really left.

During his 32-year career as the head coach of Wake Forest men’s golf, he elevated the Demon Deacon program into one of the best in the nation.

According to a university release, Haddock coached 63 All-Americans, won 10 straight ACC championships, dominated the NCAA tournament and captured three national titles.

The university’s $4.5 million Haddock House currently serves as the home for the men’s and women’s golf programs, and showcases the history of Wake Forest golf.

Jesse Haddock was 91 years old.

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