Jonathan Dismuke
Jonathan  Dismuke

Calhoun City, Miss.

High School:
Calhoun Academy '99

Last College:
Auburn '04

Director of Golf

Joined Houston:

- Follow Coach Dismuke on Twitter

Hometown Calhoun City, Miss.
Education Auburn • 2004
Bachelor's in education

Calhoun Academy • 1999
Family Wife: The former Maggie Bussmann
Daughter: Anna Katherine
Son: George McKinley
Year School, Position
2012 - Houston, director of golf
2009-12 Houston, men's head coach
2008-09 Texas A&M, assistant coach
2006-08 Mississippi, assistant coach
Year School, Position
2013 C-USA Coach of the Year
Years Team (Years)
2016 NCAA Championships
2016 NCAA Franklin Regional
2015 NCAA Championships
2015 NCAA Lubbock Regional
2014 NCAA Championships
2014 NCAA Eugene Regional
2013 NCAA Baton Rouge Regional
2012 NCAA Athens Regional
Years Team (Years)
2016 Michael Perras
NCAA Franklin Regional
2016 Colin Montgomerie Invitational
2016 President's Day Challenge
2016 Papito Gonzalez
President's Day Challenge
2015 Bayou City Collegiate Classic
2015 Matt Dunn
Bayou City Collegiate Classic
2015 OGIO Utah Invitational
2015 HBU Husky Intercollegiate
2015 Michael Perras
HBU Husky Intercollegiate
2015 Vincent Martino
Northern Intercollegiate
2015 Blair Hamilton
NCAA Lubbock Regional (Co)
2015 Blair Hamilton
Border Olympics
2014 Miramont Invitational
2014 Border Olympics
2014 Roman Robledo
Border Olympics
2014 Querencia Cabo Collegiate
2014 Roman Robledo
Querencia Cabo Collegiate
2014 Bayou City Collegiate Championship
2014 Roman Robledo
Bayou City Collegiate Championship
2013 Fighting Irish Gridiron Classic
2013 Kyle Pilgrim
Fighting Irish Gridiron Classic
2013 Conference USA Championships
2013 Roman Robledo
Conference USA Championships
2013 Border Olympics
2012 Lone Star Invitational
2013 Fighting Irish Gridiron Classic (co)
2009 HBU Husky Invitational
2013 Jackie Lindsey
HBU Husky Invitational
Years Team (Years)
2001-04 Auburn
Year Honors
2004 All-SEC
SEC Honor Roll
2002 SEC Champions
Competed at three NCAA Championships
2004, 2003, 2002
Competed in four NCAA Regionals
2004, 2003, 2002, 2001
One of two Auburn players to compete
in 11 NCAA Championships rounds and
one of only eight players to compete in
12 NCAA Regional rounds during
their careers
Ranks among Auburn's top-25
career leaders in scoring average

Jonathan Dismuke enters his eighth season with the University of Houston and his second as director of golf for the men's and women's programs.

With the addition of the Women's Golf program in 2013-14, he will oversee both programs for the first time at Houston and continue to serve as men's head coach.

As a student-athlete, assistant coach and head coach, Dismuke has enjoyed tremendous success throughout his collegiate golf career while competing against the nation's top players and teams.

As impressive as his and his teams' achievements have been on the course, he also has worked dligently behind the scenes to continue to move Houston Golf forward.

Dismuke played a key role in brokering a partnership with Golf Club of Houston to make that facility the Cougars' home course. He also worked closely with administrators, alumni and the community to raise funds for the construction of the Dave Williams Golf Academy at Golf Club of Houston.

This first-class facility offers the latest technology and amenties for Houston student-athletes and makes Houston the only school in the state of Texas that can boast of a home course/practice facility that annually hosts a PGA TOUR event. It officially opened to the public in August 2012.

In the spring of 2014, Houston Golf opened the Mike and Pat Booker Short-Game Facility at Golf Club of Houston.

In 2015-16, Dismuke led the Cougars to the NCAA Championships for the third straight season, five regular-season touranment championships and five individual titles.

Houston opened the year with three tournament titles in the fall (HBU Husky Intercollegiate, OGIO Utah Invitational and Bayou City Collegiate Classic). The Cougars fired a dazzling team score of 17-under-par 267 in the Second Round at the OGIO Utah Invitational for one of the lowest rounds in school history.

In the spring, the Cougars enjoyed team crowns at the one-day President's Day Challenge and Colin Montgomerie Invitational.

After finishing third at the American Championships, the Cougars received their fifth straight NCAA Regional invitational under Dismuke's watch, competing at the NCAA Franklin Regional.

There, the Cougars played superb golf over the final two days at 30-under-par to advance to the NCAA Championships. Michael Perras became the second Cougar in as many years to post three straight rounds in the 60s in NCAA Regional play, becoming only the fourth Cougar in school history to earn medalist honors at an NCAA Regional.

Perras would go on to be named to the All-American Athletic Conference and PING All-South Central Region Teams and was recognized as PING All-America Honorable Mention, the second straight season in which a Cougar was received All-America honors.

Perras, who won two tournaments in 2015-16, was joined by teammates Matt Dunn (Bayou City Collegiate Classic), Papito Gonzalez (President's Day Challenge) and Vincent Martino (Northern Intercollegiate) as individual champions.

The Cougars continued their stellar play during the 2014-15 season, advancing to the NCAA Championships for the second straight year, a first since 2000-01.

Houston captured the team title at the Miramont Invitational at Miramont Golf Club in Bryan, Texas, in October 2014 for the 10th title of Dismuke's head coaching career.

The Cougars edged Purdue in a 1-hole team playoff at the NCAA Lubbock Regional to clinch the fifth and final spot for the NCAA Championships. Blair Hamilton earned medalist honors for the first time in his career at the Border Olympics in March 2015 and shared the individual championship at the NCAA Lubbock Regional, becoming only the third Cougar in school history to win an NCAA Regional individual crown.

Hamilton was named a PING All-America Honorable Mention at the end of the season -- the second straight season in which a Cougar received All-America accolades -- and competed at the RBC Canadian Open in July 2015.

Hamilton also qualified for the U.S. Amateur Championship for the second time during his career, joining teammate Matt Dunn at the nation's premier amateur event. Under Dismuke's leadership in 2013-14, the Cougars returned as a team to the NCAA Championships for the first time since 2001.

Houston enjoyed four team championships in 2013-14, including three straight to open the spring season. Included in that impressive streak was a team title at the Querencia Cabo Collegiate on March 2-4, snapping defending national champion Alabama's 11-tournament winning streak.

Roman Robledo won three individual titles, while Kyle Pilgrim earned the team's first individual championship, thanks to a final-round 66 at the Fighting Irish Gridiron Classic on Sept. 24, 2013.

For the third straight season, the Cougars advanced to the NCAA postseason with a berth at the NCAA Eugene Regional as the No. 2 seed. With a fourth-place showing there, Houston advanced as a team to the NCAA Championships for the first time since 2001.

Competing at the nation's premier collegiate event, the Cougars finished 10th overall, falling just two place shy of advancing to match play. James Ross tied for third overall with a score of 5-under-par 206, thanks to a final-round 66, while Robledo tied for 19th.

Houston also excelled in the classroom. Ross, Pilgrim, Curtis Reed, Bryn Flanagan, Blair Hamilton, Vincent Martino, Emmett Oh and Jesse Droemer were named to the American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team with Ross, Pilgrim and Reed being named Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars.

The Cougars enjoyed tremendous success during the 2012-13 season. As a team, the Cougars finished among the top-five leaders in each of their first eight tournaments with wins at the Lone Star Invitational and the Border Olympics.

In late April, Dismuke led the Cougars to the Conference USA Championship team and individual titles for the first time since 2001. With that, the program also returned to NCAA Regional play for the second consecutive season.

Robledo drained a 30-foot birdie on the final hole of the final round to clinch the team championship for the Cougars and the individual title for himself.

He and Reed were named to the All-Conference USA First Team, while Wesley McClain earned a place on the Second Team. For his and his team's impressive accomplishments, Dismuke was named the Conference USA Coach of the Year, a first for the program since 1999.

During the 2011-12 season, Dismuke led the Cougars back to the NCAA postseason as a team and guided his squad to 11 top-10 team finishes, including a share of the Fighting Irish Gridiron Classic championship.

In the spring season alone, his teams earned top-three finishes at the Rice Intercollegiate and the Border Olympics.

Individually, his student-athletes garnered six-top-five finishes, including a second-place showing from Ross at the Fighting Irish Gridiron Classic and third-place finishes from Robledo and Jesse Droemer.

With his fifth-place finish at the C-USA Championships in late April 2012, Robledo was named to the Tournament All-Tournament Team, only days after being recognized as a member of the league's All-Freshman Team.

The team's accomplishments were not limited to the course. Five Cougars were named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll with Ross earning a place on the C-USA All-Academic Team and as a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-American Scholar.

Armed with one of the nation's youngest lineups in 2010-11, Dismuke led the Cougars to five top-five team finishes and seven top-10 finishes throughout the season, including a secondplace showing at the Cabo Collegiate in the second tournament of the fall.

The Cougars regularly competed with five student-athletes in their first seasons in the Scarlet and White, including four true freshmen. Dismuke wasted little time in making his impact felt with the Cougars during his first season, though he was not hired until mid-July 2009 and forced to play catch-up both on the recruiting trail and in building the team's schedule.

The Cougars captured the team championship at the Husky Invitational to wrap up the 2009 fall season in only the fourth tournament of his head coaching career.

In addition to the team title, Jackie Lindsey won medalist honors at the Husky Invitational with four Cougars finishing among the top-seven individual leaders at that event.

When the Cougars opened the 2010 spring season at their own Redstone Challenge at Redstone Golf Club, Dismuke led Houston to a secondplace team finish with Clark Mitzner earning medalist honors.

Mitzner also was twice named the Conference USA Golfer of the Week during a three-week stretch in February, while Matt Eschenburg captured the award in October.

By the time that the season was finished, Dismuke had led the Cougars to six top-10 teamfinishes, including four straight midway through the season -- with three top-five finishes.

As an assistant at Texas A&M during the 2008-09 season, Dismuke helped lead the Aggies to their first NCAA golf national championship. After emerging from tournament play, the Aggies claimed a 3-2 win against Arkansas in the final match to win the crown.

He played a key role in advising Bronson Burgoon, who hit a 125-yard gap wedge from the deep rough far to the right of the fairway to within three inches of the 18th hole at Inverness Golf Club to clinch the match for the Aggies. Writers with Golfweek magazine called it "one of the best shots in college golf history."

Prior to joining Texas A&M, Dismuke served as an assistant coach at Mississippi from 2006 to 2008. During the 2006-07 season, he helped lead the Rebels to the NCAA East Regional and a fourthplace showing at the SEC Championship.

During Dismuke's final season at Mississippi in 2008, the Rebels overcame an eighth-place finish at the SEC Championship to place sixth at the NCAA East Regional at Council Fire Golf Club in Chattanooga, Tenn. Mississippi continued its impressive postseason run with a 16th-place finish at the NCAA Championships on the Kampen Course in West Lafayette, Ind.

For his efforts that season, Dismuke was honored as a finalist for the Jan Strickland Assistant Coach of the Year Award, presented by TaylorMade-Adidas Golf.

As a four-year letterman at Auburn, he competed in four NCAA Regionals and three NCAA Championships and was a member of the 2002 Tiger team that won the SEC championship.

His individual career was highlighted by numerous top-five showings, including a third-place finish at the 2004 NCAA Regional. That same season, he earned All-SEC honors and was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

As a senior in 2004, he posted a three-round score of 211, including a 69 in the second round, at the Yale University Golf Club, at the NCAA East Regional to finish in a tie for fourth at that event.

Advancing to the NCAA Championship, he opened the nation's top collegiate event with an impressive 68 and led the Tigers with a threeround score of 217 to finish among the top-40 leaders.

Dismuke is one of only two Tigers in school history to compete in 11 NCAA Championship rounds and joins seven other Tigers who competed in 12 NCAA Regional rounds during their collegiate careers.

A native of Calhoun, Miss., Dismuke has a decorated background on the course. He was the 1997 Mississippi State Junior Champion and was the Mississippi Junior Player of the Year in 1998. His amateur career included a victory at the Greystone Invitational (Birmingham, Ala.), where he set the competitive course record (65) and the tournament scoring record (202). He also set the Course Record at Mobile Country Club (Mobile, Ala.) en route to a third-place finish at the 2003 Labor Day Invitational.

Dismuke qualified for the 1999 USGA U.S. Public Links Championship and the 2002 and 2004 U.S. Amateurs.

In addition, he played two years of professional golf on the NGA Hooters Tour and received the NGA Golf Achievement Award in 2005. He also attended the PGA Tour Qualifying School in 2004 and 2005.

Following his collegiate playing days, Dismuke received his bachelor's degree in education from Auburn in 2004.

He and his wife Maggie have a daughter, Anna Katherine, and a son, George McKinley.

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