George Pendergast is in his fourth season as head coach of the Tufts Golf program following four years as the Associate Head Coach of the Jumbos.
Under his direction last season, Tufts’ golfers were in the top five overall in seven of eight events, including winning the Hampton Inn Invitational. The Jumbos were fourth out of 20 Division III teams at the New England Championship. Senior Owen Elliott won individual medalist honors three times during the course of the year.
Pendergast's long career in golf includes a two-year stint as President of the Massachusetts Golf Association (MGA) in 2008-09. He was a member of the MGA's Executive Committee from 1985 to 2010 and served on its Hall of Fame Committee.
Pendergast also served on the Executive Committes for the 1988 US Open and the 1999 Ryder Cup matches held at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass.
He has over 25 years as a rules official for the MGA and US Golf Association. A competitor in several MGA championships, he has organized and run nearly a dozen golf trips to Ireland and Scotland.
A 1973 graduate of Hamilton College, George and his wife Elly live in Weston and have three daughters.