Matthew Cram-Smith Head Coach
Alma Mater: Carson-Newman, '04
Office Phone: (843) 863-7122
Matthew Cram-Smith takes over the reins of the Lady Bucs’ golf program in the fall of 2012 after spending the 2011-2012 season as an assistant coach for both the men’s and women’s teams. The women’s golf team made strides during the season, coming back to finish fourth overall in the BSC Championships.
Cram-Smith served as the lead assistant professional at the Wild Dunes Resort on Isle of Palms, S.C. from 2008-2012. He won the Callaway Carolina’s PGA Assistant Pro Championships in 2011, carding scores of 65-66 to finish with the win.
Prior to the Wild Dunes, he was a member of the Tarheel tour from 2005-2008, recording a top eight finish during his time on the tour.
Before joining the tour, Cram-Smith served as the Assistant to the Director of Center for Global Education at Carson-Newman College from 2004-2005.
During his time with the Eagles, Cram-Smith was a well-decorated member of the men’s golf team, earning South Atlantic Conference Player of the Year honors in both 2003 and 2004. He also received the Hargis Award exemplifying sportsmanship and the spirit of the game in 2004, as voted on by the SAC coaches.
He also received numerous accolades growing up in Perth, Australia, serving as captain of the Western Australia State Colts team in 1999 and was a member of the Western Australia State team in 1998, receiving runner-up honors at the Amateur Championship in 1998.
Cram-Smith and his wife Susan live in Charleston, S.C. and are the proud parents of a daughter, Jocelyn (5).