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The Spring Mills, Pa., native and local Penns Valley Area High School graduate joined the staff after holding numerous positions at Penn State, including PGA apprentice at the Penn State University Golf Courses.
Breon served as an assistant golf professional 2011 under the university's director of golf, Joe Hughes. Breon's position included group instruction, club repair, staff supervision, merchandising and employee scheduling.
Prior to that, the Lock Haven University graduate worked at Penn State's Ashenfelter Multi-Sport Complex, coordinating practices and assisting with equipment duties. In 2009, he was an assistant to the Penn State Sport Camps.
On the links, Breon has been involved in many Penn State golf tournaments. He volunteered at Penn State's Coaches vs. Cancer Celebrity Golf Tournament in 2007 and 2008, assisting in the preparation of the course for the tournament. In 2008, he put together the marketing plan and assisted in the preparation and execution of the Big Ten Women's Golf Championships.
In 2008 and 2009, Breon organized the Intercollegiate Golf Tournament at Penn State and the Football Letterman's golf outing, arranging groups, preparing the course and supervising play. Breon also helped with the 2008 Penn State Men's Rutherford Invitational in Farmington, Pa.
A 2008 graduate of Lock Haven Univsersity, Breon earned his degree in sports administration with a coaching emphasis and verification.
Like Coach St. Pierre, Breon emphazises the importance of academic success. Since Breon joined the women's golf staff in 2012, the Nittany Lions have had an astonishing academic record. Overall, Breon has nurtured four Academic All-Americans and nine Academic All-Big Ten student-athletes in his time at Penn State.