Rich Massey, a volunteer assistant coach at Cal Poly for five years (2009-14), returned in August 2018 to assist Scott Cartwright with the men's golf program.
Massey grew up in northeast New Jersey and played everything from football, baseball, basketball to golf. At the age of 12, he was asked to start playing golf by his grandfather, where he quickly caught the golf bug.
Massey attended Furman University in Greenville, SC, on a golf scholarship and graduated as the captain of the golf team and an Academic All-American. He started his professional golf career in 1994 and played professionally around the world for 12 years, including the PGA's Web.Com Tour, Canadian PGA, South American PGA and South African PGA tours. Due to an injury in 2005, Rich retired from professional golf.
After professional golf, Rich worked in the golf equipment industry, where he became Vice President of Business Development and Operations of several different golf companies. He moved to the San Luis Obispo area in 2008 for business and in 2009 became Cal Poly's volunteer assistant for five years.
After a few years away from the Cal Poly golf program, Rich is excited to be back working with Coach Cartwright, the men’s golf team and proudly representing the Mustang Way.