Marron named new women’s golf coach
Published: Sunday, July 1, 2012
Updated: Sunday, July 1, 2012 16:07
The UCF Athletics Department didn’t take long to find a replacement for departed women’s golf coach Courtney Trimble. On Friday, UCF Vice President and Director of Athletics Todd Stansbury announced that UCF Athletics hired Emily Marron as the new women’s golf head coach.
Marron previously had spent nine seasons as head coach at UNC Greensboro. The Spartans finished as runner-up in the Southern Conference in April, and Marron was tabbed the league’s coach of the year.
“Emily’s experience as a head coach makes her a great fit for UCF,” Stansbury said in a release. “Her passion for the sport and helping student-athletes was extremely evident during the search process.”
Marron will be inheriting a program that is on an upward trend. Under Trimble, the Knights advanced to the NCAA Regional for the first time in three years in 2012 and won two tournament titles. The program is anchored by rising senior Carolin Pinegger and a trio of freshmen in Katie Mitchell, Monifa Sealy and Robyn Doig.
“We will have high goals set for the program right away and an experienced team that can deliver results,” Marron said. “The program is on the rise and the university has everything in place to ensure we can remain nationally competitive.”
Burnett, other former Knights active in Canadian Football League
Last Friday marked the start of the 2012 season of the Canadian Football League and for four Knights, it was a return to action.
Former Knights cornerback Joe Burnett, defensive linemen Keith Shologan and Rashad Jeanty, as well as center Cedric Gagne-Marcoux are representing the program professionally in the CFL.
Burnett, who spent some time in the NFL previously, as well as Jeanty are playing for the Edmonton Eskimos. Gagne-Marcoux is suiting up for the Toronto Argonauts, and Shologan is a member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders.