Sports Turf Management Career Successes

Students Land Jobs with Big Names in Sports

The Sports Turf Management program at Southeast Technical College successfully places students in jobs and internships that align with students' career goals. Graduates have worked at golf courses internationally, locally and in their hometowns. 

Students have interned with Major League baseball teams including the Boston Red Sox and the Milwaukee Brewers. They have worked for minor league teams and top-rated golf courses all over the country, as well as locally with the Sioux Falls Canaries and Parks and Recreation. 

Other graduates choose to work for lawn and landscape companines along with public and private schools. 

Recent Placements


  • Riley Hoogeveen - Intern, Milwaukee Brewers; full-time, TCU Athletics
  • Ryan Woodly - Director of Grounds Operations, Milwaukee Brewers
  • Kyle Bauer – Intern, Little League World Series, Williamsport, Pa.


Local Golf Courses

  • Brent Eddy - Golf Course Superintendent, Rocky Run Golf Course, Dell Rapids
  • Barry Anderson - Golf Course Superintendent, Willow Run Golf Course, Sioux Falls

Out-of-State Golf Courses

  • Philip Enderson - Pebble Beach Golf
  • Leyton Raffety - Intern, Interlachen Country Club
  • Ben Crosswit - Co-Golf Course Superintendent, Links of North Dakota, Williston, N.D.
  • Ethen Havmen - Golf Course Superintendent, Mutton Town Club, N.Y.
  • Alex Blegan - Assistant Golf Course Superintendent, Riviera Country Club, Cal.
  • Thatcher Schlup - Highlands Falls Country Club, Highland, N.C., National Croquet Tournament Host site


  • Devin Christensen - Maintenance Superintendent, Harrisburg School District, Harrisburg
Cory Borgen Headshot

Job opportunities have always been excellent in our industry and right now, interns and graduates can go just about anywhere they want; the demand is so high.

– Cory Borgen, Sports Turf Management Instructor