The Women’s Golf Coaches Association has announced the 2019-20 Golf Pride Grips WGCA Assistant Coaches of the Year.
2019-20 Division I Golf Pride Grips WGCA Assistant Coach of the Year
Darby Sligh, North Carolina State University
Sligh joined the North Carolina State program as an assistant coach in June of 2018 after spending 11 seasons as the head women’s golf coach at Illinois State University. During the 2019-20 season, the Wolfpack recorded four top-10 team finishes and five top-20 individual finishes. At the Golfweek Conference Challenge in September of 2019, head coach Page Marsh had to leave the final round of the tournament due to an unexpected death in the family. Sligh stepped in and coached the team to a ninth-place finish and the second-lowest score of the fall, and went on to take over head coach duties for the remainder of the fall season.
Darby Sligh acceptance video: https://vimeo.com/412449673
2019-20 Division II Golf Pride Grips WGCA Assistant Coach of the Year
Kacey Dalpes, University of Indianapolis
In her third year with the University of Indianapolis, Dalpes helped the Greyhounds win four of the six tournaments they competed in in 2019-20. The team boasted three All-Americans and the Division II PING WGCA Co-Player of the Year, and broke the school record for the best 18-hole round (275) at the Music City Invitational. Dalpes becomes a two-time Golf Pride Grips WGCA Assistant Coach of the Year, as she also received the honor in 2018 after helping lead the Greyhounds to an NCAA title.
Kacey Dalpes acceptance video: https://vimeo.com/412376234
2019-20 Division III Golf Pride Grips WGCA Assistant Coach of the Year
Will Hurt, Berry College
In his first year with Berry College, Hurt helped lead the Vikings to five top-10 finishes in 2019-20. The team finished the shortened season ranked No. 24 on Golfstat after a fifth-place finish at the Savannah Invitational. Hurt jumped right into coaching after finishing his own collegiate golf career at Carson Newman University in the spring of 2019.
Will Hurt acceptance video: https://vimeo.com/412377639