The Women’s Golf Coaches Association has announced that Kim Lewellen, head coach of the Wake Forest University Demon Deacons, has been named the 2019-20 Golf Pride Grips WGCA National Coach of the Year for Division I women’s collegiate golf.
Lewellen recently completed her second season with Wake Forest in 2019-20 after leading the Demon Deacons to the best season in program history in 2018-19. This year, the team finished the shortened season ranked No. 1 in Golfstat and No. 2 in Golfweek, ending play with a 26-stroke victory at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate. Wake Forest tallied three individual titles and four team titles before the season was cut short. Lewellen has coached five WGCA All-Americans in her first two season with the program.
In addition, the WGCA has announced the 2019-20 Golf Pride Grips WGCA Regional Coaches of the Year. These awards are determined by vote from the Division I Awards Committee upon review of the 10 highest ranked coaches in each region and their respective records for the full year.
The 2019-20 Golf Pride Grips WGCA Regional Coaches of the Year are as follows:
East Region Coach of the Year: Kim Lewellen, Wake Forest University
Central Region Coach of the Year: Ryan Murphy, University of Texas
West Region Coach of the Year: Missy Farr-Kaye, Arizona State University