Assistant Coach AJ McInerney

AJ McInerney loined UNLV as an assistant coach with the men’s golf program in 2020.

Prior to coaching, McInerney spent three years playing professionally and held a Tour card from 2017-19. His professional career was highlighted by a top-10 finish at the PGA Tour’s Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas.

McInerney spent four years as a student-athlete at UNLV, playing under Coach Knight and graduated in 2016 with a degree in finance. He was a team captain for Coach Knight and helped the Rebels to an Elite Eight appearance at the 2013 NCAA Championship.

“We are very excited about AJ joining the program as an assistant coach,” Knight said. “AJ was not only outstanding academically, but a terrific player both in college and professionally. He is a true Rebel and we are thrilled to have AJ come on board. The future of Rebel golf is an exciting one and AJ will help UNLV compete at the highest level, while graduating our student-athletes.”

McInerney put his name in the UNLV record books as he finished his collegiate career with a scoring average of 73.62 over 113 competitive rounds. He earned medalist honors at the 2016 LMU Invitational on his way to being recognized as a 2016 Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar. Additionally, he was awarded that year’s Michael Maze Award, which is presented annually to the UNLV golfer who best exemplifies the spirit of Rebel golf.

A native of Henderson, Nevada, McInerney won the Nevada state championship three times with Coronado High School and two times as an individual, setting the Nevada state scoring record his senior year in 2012.

McInerney, 26, won four times on the AJGA tour and was an AJGA Rolex First Team All-American. He was a two-time Cannon/Wyndham Cup team member and won the Ping Invitational in 2011.

AJ can still golf his ball and looks forward to helping the Rebels return to a national championship-winning team.

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