Chris Zambri, the associate golf coach at Pepperdine, becomes the first head coach of the U.S. National Development Program.
The USGA announced the program for a national team in February to identify, train, develop and fund the most promising junior players. Zambri will lead day-to-day coaching operations and develop a network of coaches at the regional and state level.
He starts in November.
Introducing our first head coach in program history! 🇺🇸— United States National Development Program (@usndpgolf) September 12, 2023
Former USC and Pepperdine men's golf coach Chris Zambri will begin his new role on Nov. 1. Full details: https://t.co/QPk5AjXRP3 pic.twitter.com/IhUUouSAwa
Zambri spent 14 years on the coaching staff at USC before joining Pepperdine, which won the NCAA title in 2021.
"Chris has had an illustrious coaching career and boasts a proven track record of nurturing talented young golfers, helping them develop and take the next steps in their careers," said Heather Daly-Donofrio, the USGA's managing director of player relations and development. "Between his experience as a player and coach, coupled with his passion and leadership, we could not think of anyone better suited to help foster the next generation of elite American golfers."