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Gerrod Chadwell
Assistant Coach
Third Season
 
 
Coaching Staff

In his two years as an assistant coach at Oklahoma, Gerrod Chadwell has helped revive a Sooners program and make it one of the nation's best.

Chadwell, an Oklahoma native, came to OU in 2010 after serving three years (2008-10) as the head coach at Redlands Community College in his home town of El Reno, Okla. Since his arrival in Norman, Chadwell has assisted head coach Veronique Drouin-Luttrell in directing the Sooners to top-five finishes in more than half of their tournaments, including 14 of 22 events in the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons. OU has won four team titles the past two years and has posted 11 top-three finishes in 22 tournaments.

Chadwell also helped OU to an appearance at the 2011 NCAA West Regional, to the 2012 Big 12 Championship crown and to a sixth-place finish at the 2012 NCAA Championships (tied as the best in school history).

Also in 2012, OU's Chirapat Jao-Javanil became the program's first national champion when she won the NCAA title by four shots with a 6-under par effort in Franklin, Tenn.

During Chadwell's stint at Redlands C.C., he led the Lady Cougars to National Junior College Athletic Association titles in 2008 and 2009, and to a third-place finish in 2010 after claiming the regional title by 94 strokes. He was named national coach of the year in both 2008 and 2009.

The 33-year-old Chadwell boasts extensive experience in the game of golf, which he picked up at the age of 14. He led El Reno High School to a state runner-up finish his senior year and went on to attend East Central University in Ada, Okla. Chadwell, who earned a bachelor's degree in kinesiology, played four years on the Tigers' golf team and earned All-America honors his senior year.

Chadwell earned a master's degree in sports administration before returning to Redlands to serve as the assistant women's golf coach for the 2002-03 season. As an assistant, he helped the Lady Cougars to a third-place national finish.

Chadwell then joined the staff at Dave Pelz Golf, a nationally renowned golf school that has worked with numerous professionals including Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh and Annika Sorenstam. As an instructor at Dave Pelz Golf, Chadwell worked with all levels of players, from beginners to tour professionals.

 
 The Chadwell File
 Hometown  El Reno, Okla.
 High School  El Reno
 College  East Central, 2001
 
 Coaching Experience
 2010-present - Oklahoma Assistant Coach
 2008-10 - Redlands CC Head Coach
 2005-07 - David Pelz Golf Instructor
 2002-03 - Redlands CC Assistant Coach
 
 Coaching Accomplishments
 2009 NJCAA Coach of the Year
 2009 NJCAA National Championship
 2008 NJCAA Coach of the Year
 2008 NJCAA National Championship

 Playing Experience
 1997-2001, East Central University
 
 Playing Acconplishments
 2001 All-American