John Carlson  
John Carlson

Head Coach


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John Carlson enters his third season as head coach of the University of Minnesota's men's golf program. He served as associate head coach during the 2010-11 season.

The Gophers finished second at the Big Ten Championships in 2013, their highest finish since 2009. Senior Erik Van Rooyen (tied for second) and freshman Jon DuToit (tied for eighth) made the All-Championships roster. Minnesota posted a 17-6-2 record against Big Ten opponents during the season.

Under Carlson's guidance, Van Rooyen qualified for three consecutive NCAA Regionals. Current pro Donald Constable also qualified as a senior in 2011. Both Van Rooyen and Constable earned PING All-Region honors.

The Gophers have also been successful in the classroom under Carlson's watch. Minnesota was named a GCAA All-Academic Team in 2013.

Carlson, a native of Bagley, Minn., came to Gold Country after a three-year stint as an assistant golf professional at Wayzata Country Club in Wayzata, Minn..

Prior to that, Carlson spent five years playing professional on the Nationwide and NGA Tours, winning 14 career titles. He also won back-to-back Tapemark Charity Pro-Am titles while at Wayzata CC.

A four-year letterwinner at the University of Wisconsin, Carlson won three collegiate events as a Badger and earned Academic All-Big Ten as a senior.

Carlson and his wife, Caese, have a daughter, Collins.