Title: Assistant Coach
Mandi Morrow begins her third season with the University of Michigan women's golf team. In her six years as a collegiate coach, she has made three trips to the NCAA postseason advancing to the NCAA Finals twice -- Tulane (2015) and Michigan (2017).
In her two seasons with the Wolverines, Morrow has been instrumental in U-M's continued rise in the Big Ten and nationally. In 2017, she helped the Maize and Blue post a top-five finish at the Big Ten Championships, earn their second straight NCAA regional bid and advance to their second straight NCAA Finals, where the Maize and Blue closed with the program's highest finish at the national championship (t-16th).
Prior to her arrival in Ann Arbor, Morrow spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Tulane (2014-16). With the Green Wave, she helped the program to back-to-back NCAA regional appearances, culminating in an NCAA Finals appearance in 2015. Tulane nearly made it two straight NCAA championships appearances after missing the 2016 cut by a single shot.
Tulane registered nine top-5 finishes and captured the team title at the prestigious 2014 Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational (Oct. 12-14). While with the program, Morrow helped guide Emily Penttila to 2016 Golfweek All-America honorable mention, All-American Conference first team, as well as the 2016 Louisiana Women's Golfer of the Year and All-Louisiana first team distinctions, as awarded by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA).
Penttila, who is a two-time Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholar, closed with a 72.97 scoring average in 2015-16, which was the second-best mark in a single-season in school history and helped her lower her career average to a Tulane record 73.53.
Before her stint at Tulane, Morrow spent a year at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI) in 2013-14. She helped the Jaguars to five top-10 finishes, including three top-5 efforts during her lone season, which included a third-place finish at the Summit League Championship.
A native of Kent, Ohio, Morrow played for her father, Mike, at Kent State (2008-12) and helped the Flashes to four consecutive Mid-American Conference (MAC) crowns. She was a two-time second team All-MAC selection (2011, '12) and finished among the top 10 at the MAC Championships twice in her career. Among her top collegiate finishes was a third-place effort at the 2011 Ohio State Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational (April 16-17) and her finish at the 2011 NCAA Central Regional (May 5-7), where she tied for 14th and missed qualifying for the national championships by one stroke.
Morrow twice made Sweet 16 appearances at the Western Amateur and made three appearances at the U.S. Women's Public Links Golf Tournament. In 2011, she made it to the match play portion at Bandon Dunes in Bandon, Oregon. In 2009, she played in the U.S. Amateur Championships in St. Louis, Missouri.
While an undergrad at Kent State, Morrow participated in the Athletic Leadership Academy and was a Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) representative. She also worked in the athletics department in marketing and athletic advancement. She earned her degree in Sport Administration in 2012 and was also a volunteer assistant with Kent State women's golf program during the Fall of 2013.
Morrow starred at Kent Roosevelt High School, earning All-Ohio first team honors as a senior.
Title: Volunteer Assistant
Beginning his second season with the University of Michigan women's golf team, legendary collegiate golf coach Mike Morrow will continue to serve as a volunteer assistant.
Morrow has deep ties with the women's program. Morrow is the coaching mentor and former collegiate coach of head coach Jan Dowling and the father of assistant coach Mandi Morrow.
Prior to his arrival in Ann Arbor, Morrow spent 14 years at the head women's golf coach at Kent State before retiring in 2013. In 14 years with the Golden Flashes, they won 14 Mid-American Conference titles and 11 Golden Flashes earned MAC Championship medalist honors. Morrow himself has 10 MAC Coach of the Year trophies.
A Kent State alumnus and former All-American for the men's team, Morrow took the reins and developed the Kent State women's program from the ground up in 1997. From the team's inaugural season in 1998-99, the Golden Flashes experienced tremendous success.
Morrow has coached 13 MAC Players of the Year, nine Freshmen of the Year and 59 All-MAC honorees, including 39 All-MAC First Team selections. Kent State golfers have earned honorable mention All-America honors from the National Golf Coaches Association and Golfweek three times apiece while garnering NGCA All-Scholar accolades 31 times.
After guiding Kent State to its first appearance in both the NCAA Central Regional and the NCAA Championships in 2001, Morrow was named the Central Region Coach of the Year by the National Golf Coaches Association of America and the National Coach of the Year by Golfweek magazine. That year, the Golden Flashes finished seventh at the NCAA Regional and a program-best 15th at the NCAA Championship -- in just their third year of existence.
The 2002-03 edition of the Golden Flashes won four tournaments, including its fifth consecutive MAC title and made its second appearance in the NCAA Championships. The team was ranked as high as 19th in Golf World's Women's Coaches Poll, the Golfweek/Sagarin poll and the NGCA Coaches Poll.
In 2007-08, Morrow led the United States to a dominating 37-23 victory over Japan at the Fuji Xerox USA vs. Japan Collegiate Golf Championship, which was held in mid-July at Tokyo Golf Club. He was tabbed by the Golf Coaches Association of America to lead the American side in the 33rd annual competition.
In 2009-10, the Golden Flashes collected their 12th consecutive MAC Tournament title, making the Kent State women's golf program one of the most dominant teams in the conference - in any sport. When Martina Gavier captured MAC medalist honors, she became the ninth different player for Kent State to claim the conference's elite achievement. Kent State went on to advance to the 2010 NCAA Championship, the team's fourth appearance at the season finale.
Morrow was previously the head professional and manager of the Kent State Golf Course since January 1990 and is a Class "A" professional with the PGA of America since 1981. He served on both the NCAA Regional Selection and NGCA All-American committees from 2003-05.
A native of Stow, Ohio, Morrow was the first All-America golfer in Golden Flash history, earning honorable mention in 1973. He was the Mid-American Conference medalist that year and earned All-MAC honors for three consecutive seasons (1973-75). He was inducted into the Varsity "K" Hall of Fame in 1987, joining the ninth class given that honor.
Title: Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
Jon Sanderson has been the head strength and conditioning coach for the University of Michigan men's and women's golf programs as well as the U-M basketball team since 2009.
Regarded as one of the top golf/basketball strength and conditioning coaches in the business, Sanderson is the only strength and conditioning coach in NCAA history to participate in a Final Four as a player (Ohio State in 1999) and a coach (Michigan in 2013 & 2018).
Sanderson's work with the U-M men's golf program has yielded eight NCAA postseason appearances with five team and three individual as well as a top 10 finish at the NCAA Finals in 2011 (t-10th). In additional to postseason successes, the Maize and Blue has collected 42 top-five team finishes with six titles and 15 individual medalist honors. Sanderson has been instrumental in the development of All-America golfers Lion Kim (2011) and Kyle Mueller (2017) as well as All-Big Ten golfers Kim (2010, '11), Matt Thompson (2010, '12), Chris O'Neill (2014), and Mueller (2015, '16, '17, and '18).
Additionally, with the help of Sanderson's program, Kim compete in the 2011 Masters, while Mueller played in the 2016 U.S. Open and three straight U.S, Amateur Championship (2015, '16, '17) and Nick Carlson, a semifinalist at the 2016 U.S. Amateur.
With the women's golf program, Sanderson has five NCAA regional appearances -- four team and one individual. In 2016, the women's team advanced to the program's second ever trip to the NCAA Finals finishing tied for 18th. The following year, the Wolverines repeated the feat advancing again and tying for 16th -- the highest finish in U-M history.
Individually, Sanderson's work with Elodie Van Dievoet helped propel her to the program's first Big Ten Championship with a record-setting 210 (-6) performance helping her earn the program's first women's golf All-America honor. Sanderson has also been instrumental in the development of All-Big Ten golfers Ashley Bauer (2010), Yugene Lee (2012), Grace Choi (2016), Catherine Peters (2016) and Van Dievoet (2017).
Before joining the Michigan staff, Sanderson spent three years (2006-09) working at Clemson as the men's and women's basketball strength and conditioning coach, as well as the director of the Littlejohn Coliseum weight room. During Sanderson's time at Clemson, the men's basketball team won 20 or more games for three straight seasons -- a first in program history. Also, during those three seasons, only North Carolina and Duke had more wins than Clemson in the ACC.
Prior to his time at Clemson, he served as the head strength and conditioning coach and sports nutrition coordinator for Olympic sports at Marshall University (2003-06). Before heading to Marshall, Sanderson was a strength and conditioning intern at North Carolina, working with the men's basketball program (2002-03).
Throughout Sanderson's career with the U-M basketball program, he has trained 11 student-athletes that have gone on to play professional basketball in the NBA, including Michigan's Darius Morris, Manny Harris, Tim Hardaway, Jr., Trey Burke, Nik Stauskas, Mitch McGary, Glenn Robinson III, Caris LeVert, D.J. Wilson, Derrick Walton, Jr. and Moritz Wagner.
Sanderson received both his bachelor's in communication (2001) and master's in recreation and sport sciences (2002) from Ohio University. Sanderson's professional certifications include Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA); Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (CSCCa); Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (NSCA); United States Weightlifting Level 1 Club Coach (USAW); Functional Movement Systems Level 1 (FMS); Titleist Performance Institute Level 1 (TPI); and CPR/AED Certified (American Red Cross).
A native of Mansfield, Ohio, Sanderson played college basketball at Ohio State University (1997-99) and Ohio University (2000-02). Sanderson was the starting small forward on Ohio State's 1999 Final Four team.
Sanderson and his wife Jennifer (Sessor) have three children, Jonathan and twins, Joshua and Jillian, and reside in Saline, Michigan.