MEET OUR STAFF
TJ Baggett - Head PGA Professional
A PGA Member, TJ Baggett offers important professional experience to the Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech, located in Blacksburg, Virginia. This includes experience gained across the United States, The Bahamas and Russia. He most recently was head golf professional for TPC Piper Glen of Charlotte, North Carolina. Prior to this he served as director of golf sales for PGA National Spa & Resort of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and as PGA general manager for TPC at Baha Mar, Nassau, The Bahamas.
Earlier in his career Mr. Baggett was PGA general manager for the Don Golf & Country Club of Stanitsa, Russia, where he was actively involved in opening the property. For seven years Mr. Baggett hosted the nationally televised Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational at the award-winning Ocean Club Golf Course in The Bahamas.
TJ attended Methodist University of Fayetteville, North Carolina. A native of Virginia, he relocated to Blacksburg with his wife Erin.
Greg Caldwell - Director of Golf Maintenance
Golf Course Superintendent, Greg Caldwell, is a graduate of Virginia Tech and has been a member of the Golf Course Superintendent’s Association for 16 years. Formerly an assistant superintendent in Virginia, Texas, South Carolina and West Virginia, he and his team were instrumental in rebuilding The Old White TPC at The Greenbrier following the flood of 2016. They completed the project in time to host the 2017 Greenbrier Classic.
Including the Greenbrier Classic, Caldwell has prepared courses for several other PGA Tour events and the 2006 US Open at Winged Foot.
Greg and his wife of 10 years, Desiree, have a daughter, Ellie. They are very excited to be back home in southwest Virginia where he looks to continue making the Pete Dye River Course the best it can be.
Mike Cole - Clubhouse Manager
Mike joined the staff of the Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech on June 3, 2013 as the Outside Operations and Facilities Manager. He is a retired high school teacher and football coach with over 30 years of coaching and teaching experience. Mike has been both an assistant and head football coach at various schools throughout the New River Valley.