As an educator and coach, Mark Cheney brings a unique approach to coaching golf and the mental game. He is the only certified GolfPsych instructor in the state of Nevada. In addition to GolfPsych certification, he is a USGTF certified teaching professional, Titleist Performance Institute certified, an instructor with The First Tee of Southern Nevada, and coach of the boys and girls golf teams at Faith Lutheran HS. He has coached golf at Faith since 2000, leading the girls to state championships in 2004 and 2012, along with five state runner-up finishes (2001, 2006, 2009, 2010, and 2011). Three of his players have won individual state titles (2004, 2008, and 2012), and multiple players have finished in the top five. He took over the boys team in 2012, six years after starting the middle school program. That program has produced three state champions and numerous all-conference performers. He was named the Southern Region coach of the year in 2009, 2011, and 2012 by the Southern Nevada Golf Coaches Association.
Before coming to Las Vegas, Mark earned a degree in biochemistry at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN, where he also played basketball and golf. He then went on to gain a teaching credential from Concordia University, NE and a master’s degree in educational leadership from UNLV. He also teaches AP Chemistry at Faith Lutheran.