Mac Main was appointed as the Hampden-Sydney Head Golf Coach in August 2012. He has had a very successful start to his coaching career, being named the 2013-14 ODAC and Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) Golf Coach of the Year after leading the Tigers to a number 19 final season national ranking, according to golfstat.com. Main coached two All-Americans and individual NCAA Tournament participants in Rick O'Connell and Brian Burt. O'Connell was also the first ODAC and State Player of the Year under Main.
In 2015, Main had another NCAA participant with Burt finishing 12th overall. Burt was also Main's second consecutive VaSID State Player of the Year.
During the 2016-17 year, Main produced his third Golfer of the Year with junior Parker Smith being named the ODAC Golfer of the Year. As a team, Main's Tigers finished the year ranked 22nd nationally, according to golfstat.com.
Main is a third generation PGA Golf Professional and has been a member of the PGA of America since 1986. He served as a touring professional for several years before becoming a club professional with country clubs in Virginia, North and South Carolina. These clubs include The Tides Lodge, Fauquier Springs Country Club, Wintergreen Resort, The Heritage Club in Pawley’s Island, SC, Pine Lakes International Country Club, the first club built in Myrtle Beach, SC, established in 1927, and most recently, Grandover Resort.
Main graduated from Prince Edward Academy, where he was a three sport letterman and attended Longwood University, where he was a member of the golf team and a founding members of the school’s wrestling team. The former Lancer is quite familiar with the Tiger golf program, for while his father worked for Longwood University, the late Mr. Main helped Hampden-Sydney All Americans and Hall of Famers Woody Fitzhugh and Gray Tuttle.