- B.S., Marketing, Clemson University
Elliot Gealy is the head coach of men's and women's golf at Lenoir-Rhyne since 2014. He has led the Bears to 11 team wins, four for the men's team and seven for the women's team. In addition, he led the 2017 women's team to the South Atlantic Conference Championship. The 2018 women's team ranked No. 23 in the nation and advanced to the first NCAA postseason appearance since 2003; they were also nationally ranked in the 2020 season.
Under his leadership, Gealy has coached Abbey Hartsell and Ainee O'Connor to earn All-American accolades; Hartsell also participated in the 2018 U.S. Women's Amateur. In addition, O'Connor claimed all SAC awards in 2020, earning Golfer of the Year, Elite 20 Award and Student-Athlete of the Year. She was also the first golf student-athlete ever to earn College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-American honors when she earned third-team honors in 2020.
Before joining LR, Gealy was the head coach for men's and women's golf at Pfeiffer University.
As a student-athlete, he was a four-year letter recipient at Clemson University, where he won a pair of Atlantic Coast Conference championships and was a three-year Academic All-ACC honoree.
Gealy played on the Nationwide, Hooters, Tar Heel and Tear Drop Tours for 13 years. He was the leading money winner in 2004 on the Hooters Tour and won 11 events: five on the Hooters Tour, three on the Tar Heel Tour, two in the Hooters Winter Series and one on the Tear Trop Tour. That same year, he won the 2004 Hooters and Tar Heel Tour Championship.