Marc Chandonnet enters his fifth season as the head coach of the Seattle University men's and women's golf teams in 2016-17.
In the 2015-16 season, Chandonnet led both the men's and women's golf teams to second-place finishes at the WAC Championships. This was the men's highest WAC finish to date, and two men's golfers were named to the All-WAC Team. The women also claimed first place at the Bobcat Spring Invitational.
In 2013-14, Chandonnet oversaw the men's golf team winning its first stroke-play tournament since being reinstated as a varsity sport, coming out on top at the Pat Hicks Thunderbird Invitational. The men's squad also hosted the Redhawk Invitational at Chambers Bay, home of the 2015 United States Open. The women's golf team finished second at the Firestone Grill Cal Poly Invitational, led by a second-place finish from Juhee Lee, and Dorsey Addicks qualified for the United States Women's Amateur Championships.
During his first coaching season, the Redhawk men had their best finishes at the Firestone Grill Cal Poly Invite (fourth place) and the Cypress Ridge Match Play (second place). At the WAC championship, the men's team finished ninth. The Redhawk women's golf finished third at the Rose City Collegiate, earned fifth place at the Santa Clara University Colby Invitational, and finished sixth place at the WAC Championships.
Chandonnet had been the head men's and women's golf coach at Southwestern Oklahoma State in 2011-12, leading the men's golf team to the 2012 Great American Conference championship, the first conference title for the Bulldog men since 1997. In addition, the Southwestern Oklahoma State women's golf team finished in third place at the 2012 Great American Conference Tournament, the highest finish for that squad since 1998.
Before taking the head job at Southwestern Oklahoma State, Chandonnet was the head women's golf coach at Grand Canyon University from 2004 through 2010. He also served as associate head men's golf coach from 2007 through 2009 before becoming director of golf until September 2010, guiding the Grand Canyon men's golf team to back-to-back Pacific West Conference championships in 2009 and 2010.
Chandonnet was also the associate athletic director for development at Grand Canyon from January 2007 through September 2010, compiling a comprehensive marketing program to help increase the athletic department's fundraising initiatives. He also provided more opportunities for alumni, staff, family, friends, and organizations to become involved with the Grand Canyon athletics department.
During his collegiate coaching career, Chandonnet has coached four All-Americans and 16 All-America Scholars as named by the National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA), including seven All-America Scholars in 2009-10. In just six months at Southwestern Oklahoma State, he raised the funds to build an 8,000-square foot short game practice area.
Chandonnet earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic design in 2003 and his Master of Science degree in leadership in 2011 from Grand Canyon University.