Missy Farr-Kaye, head coach of the recently crowned NCAA Champion Arizona State University Sun Devils, has been named the 2016-17 Golf Pride Grips WGCA National Coach of the Year for Division I women’s collegiate golf as announced this morning on the Golf Channel.
Farr-Kaye has been the head coach at her alma mater for two years, also serving as an assistant coach for 13 years before her promotion in June of 2015. She led the program to a nation-leading eighth NCAA title on May 24, and has now won national titles with the Sun Devils as a player (1990), assistant coach (2009) and head coach (2017). Arizona State also crowned the individual champion at the NCAA Championship, as Monica Vaughn became the program’s sixth individual champion, also a nation best.
Farr-Kaye led ASU to nine top three finishes in 2016-17, including top three finishes in seven of eight spring tournaments. On top of the national title, ASU won four tournaments this season, including the NCAA Lubbock Regional.