Mic Potter, head coach of the University of Alabama Crimson Tide, has been named the 2017-18 Golf Pride Grips WGCA National Coach of the Year for Division I women’s collegiate golf as announced this morning on the Golf Channel.
Potter recently completed his 13th season with Alabama in 2017-18, leading the Crimson Tide to the NCAA Championships for the 13th consecutive year. The team tied for first in stroke play before going on to finish runner-up during match play, falling in a playoff in the championship match against the University of Arizona.
The Crimson Tide placed either first or second in all but one tournament in 2017-18, including wins at the NCAA Tallahassee Regional, Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic, Darius Rucker Invitational, and Schooner Fall Classic. The program boasted a nation-leading three WGCA First Team All-Americans, giving Alabama three first team All-Americans in one season for just the second time in school history. Individually, Lauren Stephenson was the recipient of the Golfstat Cup, awarded to the nation’s low scorer, after finishing the season with a school record scoring average of 69.76.