Todd Eckstein is in his third season as the Furman men's golf assistant coach.
During the 2018 season, Furman's Keller Harper was chosen the SoCon Men's Golf Player of the Year, becoming the first Paladin to win the award since current head coach Matt Davidson captured the honor in 2002. Harper led the league with a 72.2 stroke average over 31 rounds and recorded three top-5 finishes, including a fourth-place finish at the league championships. Also in 2018, Bruns earned his second-conseutive All-SoCon nod, and Scott Purvis qualified for the U.S. Amateur.
In Eckstein's first season at Furman, Bryce Howell and Connor Bruns tied for 11th to lead the Paladins at the SoCon Championships, and Howell earned All-Southern Conference accolades.
Prior to his time at Furman, Eckstein began his collegiate coaching career as a volunteer assistant coach at Davidson during the fall of 2015, then spent the spring 2016 season at Mercer, where he served as assistant coach for the Bears’ men’s golf team. He also has prior experience at the Duke Golf School, the Todd Satterfield Golf School at Furman, and with the UNC men’s golf camps.
A four-year letterwinner on the Davidson men's golf team from 2011-2105, Eckstein, who was chosen team captain as a senior, earned All-Atlantic 10 accolades in 2014-15. As a junior and senior, he received the Cleveland Golf/Srixon Academic All-America award, which is given annually to juniors and seniors who have a stroke average under 76.0 and maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.2.
Eckstein, a native of Durham, N.C., earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Davidson in 2015.