Melissa Gedeon joins the Hiram College Athletics staff for her first season as the head women's golf coach in 2017.
Overall, Melissa has earned numerous championships in her golf career. She is a three-time competitor the United States Mid-Amateur Championships, as well as the Cleveland Metro Championships. In addition to those, she also played in the USGA State Team Championships in Orlando, Fla. (1992) and the USGA Public Links Championship (1993 in Wyoming and 1994 in Canton, Ohio).
Playing on the National stage, Gedeon earned a team title at the 1997 American Cancer Society National Women's Championship. She has also earned championship victories at the Senior Women's Portage County Championships (2011, 2012) and the Cleveland Tri-League City Championships (2002, 2003). Most recently, she placed second at the Tri-League City Championships in 2015.
Gedeon attended the University of Michigan fom 1983-87, where she was awarded a full athletic scholarship to play for the Wolverines. During her time at U of M, she was named the University of Michigan Athlete of the Month in October of 1983. She graduated from Michigan with a bachelor of arts in economics.
Throughout her career, Gedeon has been a member of four different golf clubs in Ohio, as well as the Saucon Valley CC in Pennsylvania and the Kingwood Country Club in Texas. In addition, she has spent time as a member of four different golfing associations, including the Suburban Ladies Golf Association, the Cleveland Women's Golf Association, the Greater Cleveland Golf Association and the Cuyahoga Golf Association.
After college, Gedeon worked in the mortgage lending field for 20 years before earning her Master's degree in education from Notre Dame College in 2013. Following her master's, Gedeon worked as a High School Intervention Specialist.
Melissa currently resides in Hudson, Ohio with her Husband, Carl. They also have two children; Sara and Grant, as well as four golden retrievers.