Hartsville, S.C. – Coker College head men’s golf coach Tommy Baker is pleased to announce the signing of two golfers to National Letters of Intent during the early signing period. Josh Clay and Matt Kreider will be the hit the links for the Cobras starting in the fall of 2010-11.

Both Clay and Kreider hail from Ohio, with Clay coming to Coker from Canton, Ohio and Kreider coming from Westlake, Ohio.

Clay is a four-year letter winner and standout athlete at Canton Central Catholic where he was named the All-Ohio County Player of the Year twice. He is also a three-time First Team all-County selection, a U.S. Junior Amateur Qualifier and the winner of the Myrtle Beach Junior.

“Josh has the total package,” said Baker. “He is a great student, a big time player, he's very focused, he has a tremendous amount of self-discipline, and he is very talented. He's a tremendous player who has proven his ability to play in big time junior events.”

Kreider is a four-year letter winner from Westlake High School, where he is a four-time High School MVP selection. A four-time All-Southwest Conference selection, Matt has also had the lowest scoring average on his team for three years.

According to Baker, “I'm honored Matt has chosen to join the Cobra Golf family.  He will represent the College well on and off the course.  His work ethic, dedication, and mental approach to the game will allow him succeed on the collegiate level.”

Coach Baker and the Cobra golfers will be looking for big things out or Clay and Kreider next season, as the Cobras lose four senior golfers, including 2009 Conference Carolinas Golfer of the Year Chris Marsh.

The Cobras return to links to start their 2010 spring season on February 7, when they travel to Orlando, Fla. for the Golfweek Division II Preview.

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