Lauren Dobashi, Associate Head Women’s Golf Coach at Stanford University, has been named the 2017-18 Golf Pride Grips WGCA Assistant Coach of the Year.
Dobashi joined the Stanford program as an assistant coach in the summer of 2013 before being promoted to associate head coach in the summer of 2017. During her tenure, the Cardinal women's golf team has tallied five consecutive NCAA Championship appearances and won three straight NCAA Regional titles. Stanford has also advanced to the match play portion of the NCAA Championships each year since the format’s inception in 2015.
During the 2017-18 season, Dobashi led the team during head coach Anne Walker’s prolonged absence. The Cardinal finished third or better in each of its events throughout season, including a first-place finish at the NCAA San Francisco Regional, and went on to reach the semifinals at the NCAA Championship.