2012-13 Men's Golf
Matt Cote
Matt Cote
Matt Cote

HOMETOWNPalm Harbor, Fla.
PREVIOUS SCHOOLPalm Harbor University HS

Career Overview | Career Stats
Finished his career with 93 rounds played – the 5th most in program history … posted 72 career counting scores to rank 7th in program history at the time of his graduation … 273 career birdies were the 3rd most in program history … five career eagles are tied for the 5th most in program history.

As A Senior (2013-14) | Tournament-By-Tournament Stats
Participated in 10 of FGCU’s 11 tournaments on the year, finishing with a stroke average of 75.20 … finished the year with three top-10 performances, and those came in a four-tournament stretch bridging the fall and spring seasons … posted a career-low 66 in the final round of the Harmony Preserve Intercollegiate (Mar. 2-4) … that 6-under round represented the lowest round by an Eagle on the year and was two off the program record of 64 held by two players … finished that event in a season-best 5th place with rounds of 76-72-66 (214, -2) … the round of 66 was in the top-2 percent nationally in all rounds posted during the course of the season … ended the Eagle/Osprey Intercollegiate (Nov. 4-5) in 6th place out of 83 golfers after rounds of 74-69-75 (218, +2) … tied for 7th out of 76 competitors en route to helping lead FGCU to victory at the Cobra PUMA Invitational (Oct. 27-28) … carded rounds of 67-76-71 (214, -2) … posted a team-high three rounds in the 60s during the year … had six par-or-better rounds … hit every green in regulation during a round at the Harmony Preserve Intercollegiate … played par-5 holes on the year at an average of 4.92 … rolled in 87 birdies on the year, the second most on the team and 10th most in a single season in program history.

As A Junior (2012-13) | Tournament-By-Tournament Stats
Had three top-10 finishes, a top-15 showing and a top-25 performance … had the team's second-lowest scoring average at 75.89 … began the year by tying for 9th out of 81 participants at the Cobra PUMA Invitational (Sept. 30-Oct. 1) with rounds of 69-70-73 (212) … the 3-under 69 was his best round of the season … placed 7th overall after shooting a 73-70-75 (218) at the Stetson/CFSC Invitational (Nov. 5-6) … in the spring season he had three consecutive top-25 showings, each one better than the one before it … started the stretch with a 25th-place performance at the Harmony Golf Preserve Intercollegiate (Mar.4-6) by going 82-75-76 (233) … placed 13th the next week at the General Hackler Championship with rounds of 75-75-72 (222) … had the best tournament of his season at the FAU Spring Break Championship (Mar. 29-31) by finishing in sole possession of 7th place out of 96 golfers following rounds of 72-71-71 (214) … capped his year with a 45th-place finish at the Atlantic Sun Championship (Apr.21-23) with three straight 81s… his 66 birdies on the year ranked in the top-10 percent in total birdies in the nation.

As A Sophomore (2011-12) | Tournament-By-Tournament Stats
Played in five tournaments and posted his best finish as a tie for 2nd out of 77 golfers at the John Dallio Memorial (Oct. 8-9) … at the John Dallio he fired an opening-round 3-under 69, which was his lone sub-70 performance of the season … followed that round up with a 72 later that same day and then had a closing 76 on the final day to shoot 217 … opened his year at the Cobra PUMA Invitational (Oct. 2-3) with a 40th-place finish (75-70-80, 225), including his second-lowest round of the year with a 2-under 70 on his second 18 of the opening day … tied for 28th at the Mission Inn Fall Intercollegiate (82-79-74, 235) Oct. 21-23 … capped his fall slate with a T-20 at the Stetson/CFSC Invitational Nov. 7-8 with a 76-78-77, 231) … his final appearance of the year came at the USF Invitational (Mar. 4-6) where he went 77-75-78 (230) to finish 62nd overall.

As A Freshman (2010-11) | Tournament-By-Tournament Stats | A-Sun All-Conference Teams
Had a breakout freshman campaign … named the Atlantic Sun Freshman of the Year and was a unanimous selection to the All-Freshmen squad … led all A-Sun newcomers with a 73.3 stroke average over 21 rounds at seven tournaments … led by seven under-par rounds, finished in the top 20 three times … added two even-par rounds … best finish came at the Renaissance Invitational (Oct. 3-4) on the strength of a 76-70(-2)-71(-1)/217 to tie for ninth in a field of 70 … was under-par in six of first nine collegiate rounds … led the team with an average of 29.5 puts per round … third on the team with 74 birdies … finished with a par 5 scoring average of 4.73 … turned in a counting score in 13 of 18 rounds as a member of the five-man squad … scored in the 70s or lower in 20 of 21 rounds played … had a stroke average of 72.0 over a pair of top 20 finishes in the fall … helped the Eagles take home the team title at the Mizuno Savannah Intercollegiate (Oct. 11-12) with a three-under par 69 and two-under 70 to open the 54-hole tournament and finished in a tie for 14th out of 81 players with a season-low 215 … carded 12 birdies at the Savannah Intercollegiate, ranking among the leaders in par 3 (-2) and par 5 (-4) scoring … opened the spring with back-to-back two-under par 70s at the Rice Intercollegiate (Feb. 21-22) en route to tying for 11th in the 81-player field … led the field with 15 birdies, carding an even-par 70-70-76/216 … participated in the final five tournaments of the spring, becoming the third freshman in program history to play at the A-Sun Championship … tied for 40th overall at the A-Sun Championship with a 73-73-77/223.

High School
A Tampa Bay Times first team All-Pinellas and All-Suncoast selection as a senior … led Palm Harbor University to an 11th place finish at the Class 2A state golf tournament … fired 3-over 147 (70-77) to finish in a tie for 20th place individually at the state tournament … carried an even-par 36 stroke average to earn PCAC first team status … won the Class 2A, District 12 tournament by two strokes … finished 11th on the Florida Junior Tour’s (FJT) points list and second in north Florida (Ryder Cup format) … posted a 75.6 scoring average over 11 tournaments on the FJT.

Born on July 31,1992 … son of Matthew and De Anna Cote’ …father played golf at Jacksonville State University … has an older sister, Brittany … business major.