Jason Golden,USPTA Elite Professional/IPTPA Certified Instructor/SPEC Tennis Certified Instructor
Director of Wellness and Sports Courts
Jason is currently the Director of Wellness and Sports Courts for Pope Properties. Before he stepped into that role, he was the Tennis Director at Esplanade Golf and Country Club in Lakewood Ranch, FL. Jason was also with Peter Burwash International and served in the roles of Tennis Director at the Hilton Guam Resort and Spa in Guam, Head Tennis Professional at Maui Prince Hotel in Hawaii, Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Laurel Oak Country Club in Sarasota, and Tennis Professional at the Sports Core in Kohler, Wisconsin. In addition to that, Jason also was the Director of Tennis at Mission Valley Country Club in Venice, FL and Tennis Professional at Lakewood Ranch Country Club in Lakewood Ranch, FL, Girls Tennis Coach at Lakewood Ranch High School in Lakewood Ranch, FL and Venice High School in Venice, FL where he coached numerous district titles, regional titles, and state teams in the FHSAA state tournament. Jason has also had the opportunity to coach football at different levels from Head Coach of a local youth league football team, QB Coach and Offensive Coordinator at a couple local high schools, and Head Coach of a local Semi Pro team.
Jason is also the Regional Director for Coaches of Excellence and does work with the 3D Institute and has had the opportunity to coach and mentor over 200 local coaches on 21st Century Coaching and 3-Dimensional Coaching. Realizing the importance of Wellness in being a 3D Coach, Jason picked up running in 2009 and has been fortunate to run over 100 half marathons, over 20 marathons, and a 50 mile ultramarathon.
Jason earned a B.A degree in Coaching/Sports Management in 1996 from Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wisconsin after transferring from Colorado State University. During his time at Lakeland, he played #1 singles and #1 doubles for three years and was named team captain in 1993 and 1994 and was all-conference in singles in 1994.
Jason lives in Lakewood Ranch and has two daughters Jordan and Taylor. Jason's hobbies include spending time with his daughters, watching sports, reading, and running.
Phone: (941) 539-6083