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Jon Howell
Jon  Howell

Assistant Coach

Jon Howell is in his second season as assistant men's golf coach at the University of Alabama in 2015-16.

Howell's duties for the Crimson Tide include assisting Seawell in day-to-day operations of the program while also serving as the recruiting coordinator and assisting in player development. He serves as the Director of the Alabama Golf Academy while overseeing alumni relations and the Crimson Tide Open.

"It's been great having Jon on board," Alabama head coach Jay Seawell said. "He has done a fabulous job of developing and teaching young players as a PGA Professional. Jon is extremely valuable to our current players from an instruction standpoint and is a tremendous benefit on the recruiting trail as someone who really understands junior golf."

Howell came to Tuscaloosa after serving nearly four years as the director of golf instruction at the Country Club of Jackson (Miss.), where he had a track record for developing some of the top junior players in the nation.

A member of the PGA of America, Howell attended Mississippi State's professional golf management program, graduating in 2010.

When he was hired, Howell became the fourth assistant coach in as many years for the Crimson Tide with each assistant landing a head coaching job. Former Tide assistant Mike McGraw replaced Roby Bradley, who was named the head coach at Purdue following the Crimson Tide's 2013 NCAA Championship victory. Bradley had replaced Scott Limbaugh, who took over the Vanderbilt program in the summer of 2012, after Alabama's NCAA runner-up finish.

Howell is married to the former Kay Nobles and the couple has a daughter Sadie.