Matthew Ragovin has been named the head women’s golf coach at Hofstra University. This announcement was made by Vice President and Director of Athletics Rick Cole Jr. Ragovin joined the university after serving as the interim women’s golf head coach and assistant men’s golf coach at Washington and Lee University in Virginia. Cole Jr. expressed excitement about Ragovin’s appointment, citing his extensive knowledge and coaching experience in golf. Ragovin expressed gratitude to Jerry Habschman and Rick Cole Jr. for the opportunity to lead the student-athletes at Hofstra. Ragovin believes that Hofstra has the potential to build a nationally recognized program with the support of the university and the athletics department.
Prior to his time at Washington and Lee University, Ragovin spent five seasons as an assistant women’s golf coach at the University at Albany. During his tenure, the program achieved success, winning multiple metro championships and conference championships. Ragovin’s leadership also led to an NCAA Division 1 regional bid. He was involved in fundraising efforts for essential equipment, such as a golf simulator. Before coaching at Albany, Ragovin worked as a graduate assistant coach at St. Lawrence University. His coaching career began as an assistant coach at Washington and Lee University in 2014, and he returned to the university in 2022 before joining Hofstra.
Ragovin holds a degree in interdisciplinary studies with a focus on coaching, business, and psychology management from McMurray University in Texas. To stay updated and learn more about Ragovin’s guidance for Hofstra’s women’s golf team, follow the CAA on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.