March 12, 2007
Utah Valley Director of Athletics Mike Jacobsen has announced Clark Rustand as the new Director of Golf and Men's Head Coach
The Utah State Amateur Champion in 2004, Rustand played two seasons for Utah Valley and was an NJCAA All-American, winning three tournaments for the Wolverines.
"We are very excited at Utah Valley to announce the hiring of Clark Rustand as our new director of golf. Clark was part of an extremely talented pool of applicants, which he ultimately rose to the top of," said Jacobsen. "Being a former student-athlete at Utah Valley is also important for us. He is a Wolverine. Clark has vision and direction for where he wants the program to be, and has the enthusiasm and commitment to make that happen."
"This is a great opportunity because Utah Valley is new to Division I competition and it has great potential," said Rustand. "I am excited to try and fulfill that potential. It is nice to come back to my roots where I started collegiate golf and bleed green and gold again."
Prior to coming to Orem as a player, Rustand prepped at Sabino High School in Tucson, Arizona and was All-State twice and All-Region three times. He also played golf, basketball and tennis in high school.
He graduated from Utah Valley in 2002 with an Associates degree before completing a Bachelor's in Psychology from BYU in 2007.
His father Warren played golf at the University of Arizona while brothers Eric (BYU) and Garrett (BYU-Hawaii) also played in college.
Rustand served an LDS Mission to Quezon City, Philippines from 1999-2001.
He and his wife Megan were married in Salt Lake City, Utah on December 3, 2005.