LEBANON WELCOMES MATTIE WETHINGTON AS NEW HEAD GIRLS GOLF COACH
Mattie Wethington (formerly Lindner) will take over the Head Girls Golf Coaching position from the recently retired Coach Mick Milakovic. “Mattie has a tremendous amount of golf knowledge and experience and I feel confident she will be able to take over for Coach Milakovic and continue to provide the program the leadership it needs to be successful”, said Phil Levine, Lebanon Athletic Director.
Mattie is a former LHS graduate, golfer and basketball player. While at Lebanon and playing for Coach Milakovic, Mattie was a four time Ladies Golf Conference and Sectional Team Champion, two-time Regional third place finisher, two time-IHSAA State Qualifier and received All-State honors in 2012.
She continued her golf and education career at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2016 with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Journalism. She earned several honors while playing golf at Southern Illinois. She was the Team Captain from 2015 to 2016, named to the Women’s Golf Coaches Association D1 All Scholar Team in 2012 and 2016, was the Most Improved Player in 2013 and 2014, had the Lowest Putting Average in 2015 and 2016, was named Saluki Individual Invitational Medalist with scores of 74 and 76 in March 2015. In addition, she was named Saluki Shoot Individual Medalist with scores of 71 and 76 in September 2014, two-time Missouri Valley Conference Golfer of the week and named Student Athlete of the week in April 2015. Finally, Mattie received the honor of Saluki Scholar Athlete in 2012 through 2016.
Mattie also spent time as a golf instructor at the Gongaware Golf Academy in Franklin, Indiana. She currently works at the Indianapolis Museum of Art in Indianapolis as Communications Coordinator and Communications Manager. She resides in Lebanon with her husband Brandon, where she continues to play golf.
Levine said, “It is awesome that we can have one of our former players returning to the program and providing our golfers with the knowledge and experience they have gained throughout their athletic career. Mattie knows the golf courses well in the state and understands the dedication, commitment and work ethic necessary to be successful on the golf course and in the classroom. I look forward to working with Mattie and watching her instill these valuable characteristic traits in our current Tiger golfers and the many that come in the future.”