Women’s golf has a coach

William Cheney

Georgia Southern men’s golf coach Larry Mays announced Wednesday that a coach for the women’s golf program, which is set to begin in 2015-2016, has been selected.

Emily Kuhfeld, who spent the last three seasons as an assistant at Texas Tech University, has been tabbed as the first women’s golf head coach in Georgia Southern history.

“I could not be more excited and honored to join the Georgia Southern family as the first women’s golf coach,” Kuhfeld said in a news release. “During the interview process, I was blown away by the University, facilities and beauty of Statesboro. I feel that everything is in place to create something very special here. Since accepting the job, Coach Mays and the staff have been so welcoming and enthusiastic. I can’t wait to start recruiting and building a first-class program.”

While at Texas Tech, Kuhfeld assisted with practice instruction, recruiting and day-to-day operations of the program. In her tenure, she helped lead the team to an NCAA Tournament appearance in 2013, its fourth consecutive tournament appearance.

Kuhfeld attended Ohio State University where she was a member of the golf team, graduating in 2005. After her time as a Buckeye, where she helped the team to four straight Big-10 titles, she spent two seasons on the Futures Tour before becoming a caddie on the LPGA Tour. She then began her coaching career at USC Beaufort in 2010 before moving on to Texas Tech in 2011.

“We are excited to have Emily as our first women’s coach,” Mays said in a news release. “Her background as a player at Ohio State and her coaching experience both at Texas Tech and USC Beaufort have given her great experiences at many different levels. She will come in and get right to recruiting the best ladies possible to make up our first team in the fall of 2015. We all look forward to getting the program up and running.”