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Kentucky Native Named New Women’s Golf Head Coach

Posted: 8:00 PM, Aug 31, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-31 19:01:57-04

RICHMOND, Ky. – Former Eastern Kentucky University graduate assistant coach and Frankfort native Mandy Moore was named the new women’s golf head coach, Director of Athletics Stephen Lochmueller announced today.

Moore will replace head coach Mike Whitson who took over the men’s golf program in August.

Moore returns to EKU from the University of Tennessee where she was an assistant coach for three years. While at Tennessee she was responsible for daily operations of the golf program, recruiting, travel arrangements, practice, and tournament prep. The Vols had three NCAA regional appearances and finished 16th in the 2016 NCAA finals during Moore’s time as an assistant coach.

“We are very pleased to have Mandy return to the Colonel family,” Lochmueller said.  “The more I have gotten to know Mandy through the process, the more I have become impressed with her knowledge of the game, her passion for success and her desire to help student-athletes reach their potential on the course and in the classroom.  Coach Whitson has built an outstanding women’s golf program at EKU and I know Mandy will lead our program to even more success.”

Moore helped Tennessee set a new school record during the 2015-2016 season as the Vols recorded the lowest 54-hole tournament score (838) in program history at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown.

“I want to thank Steve and his staff for giving me the opportunity to lead the women’s golf team at EKU,” Moore said.  “I feel blessed to be able to come back to the place where I started my coaching career and look forward to building on the success that the program has had the past several years.  Go Colonels!”

Prior to being an assistant coach at Tennessee she worked for Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club from June 2013 to June 2015. She was the head women’s golf coach at Carson-Newman University from September 2010 to June 2013.

As the head coach at Carson-Newman the team hosted the 2011 and 2012 Smoky Mountain Intercollegiate and won the 2011 South Atlantic Conference Championship.

Moore served as the women’s golf team graduate assistant coach at Eastern Kentucky from August 2009 to June 2010.

Moore was a four year letter winner at Wake Forest University. During her collegiate career she was named the team captain during 2006-07. She was chosen to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference golf team in 2006 and 2007, named Golfweek third team All-America in 2007, and NGCA honorable mention All-America in 2006 and 2007.

Moore was named to Wake Forest Dean’s List six semesters and ACC Academic Honor Roll as a Demon Deacon.  She received bachelor’s degree in communication from Wake Forest in 2007.  In 2010, she earned a master’s degree in physical education with an emphasis in sport administration at EKU.

Moore won the 2002 Kentucky Women’s Amateur Championship and the Kentucky Women’s Open Championship in 2004.  She was a four-time Kentucky All-State golf team selection in high school, winning a regional championship in 2001 and 2002 and helping Western Hills High School to a second-place state championship finish in 1999.  Moore was a three-time Academic All-State selection.

Moore played on the Duramed Futures Tour as a full time professional from November 2007 to August 2008.  She played in 11 events as a professional.