Courtesy of Edgewood College
MADISON, Wis. -- Edgewood College head women's golf coach Katie Connelly has resigned her position to accept a similar role at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn. Connelly guided the Eagles as their head coach for one season in 2012-13, after being promoted from assistant coach following the 2011-12 campaign. At St. Olaf, Connelly will continue her education and advance her career as a PGA professional.
"I'm very excited about this new opportunity at St. Olaf and I'm extremely grateful and thankful for the opportunities, experiences and support Edgewood College has given me over the past few years," said Connelly. "I know there will be a very successful future for the Eagles program and I will miss the entire Edgewood College family, especially my girls."
In her only full season as head coach Connelly guided the Eagles to a fifth place finish in the Northern Athletics Conference championships in Jordan, Minn. last fall. Edgewood College recorded six sub-400 rounds as a team and ranked fourth in the conference in team scoring average. As an assistant under head coach Gary Oftedahl in 2011-12, Connelly helped Edgewood College win the program's third conference title and first as a member of the NAC.
"I would like to thank Katie for her dedication and efforts toward our women's golf program," said Director of Athletics Al Brisack. She has acted as an outstanding role model for our female student-athletes and laid a solid foundation for the future of the Edgewood College women's golf program. St. Olaf is very fortunate to get such an outstanding young coach."
Brisack also noted that the search for a new head coach would begin immediately, with the expectation that a new leader would in place in time for preseason practice in August.