Gerrod Chadwell became the first head coach in Houston Women's Golf history with his hiring in May 2013. He comes to Houston after spending the previous three seasons at Oklahoma. There, he helped lead Oklahoma to three straight appearances in the NCAA Regionals from 2011 to 2013, two straight NCAA Championships berths and a No. 2 national ranking from Golf World/Women's Golf Coaches Association in 2012-13.
"When we began the search process, we focused on selecting an individual who is highly regarded in the industry, an exceptional fit with our core values and operating principles, created a dynamic vision for building a nationally competitive program and has experienced great success as a coach, recruiter and mentor of student-athletes," Rhoades said. "Gerrod quickly rose to the top amongst a number of highly-talented individuals who were interested in this position.
"Early in his career, both as a head and assistant coach, Gerrod has successfully demonstrated the ability to identify, recruit and develop student-athletes both on and off the course. He has had a tremendously positive impact on all teams he has been associated with both as a player and coach, demonstrating great leadership and the ability to realize the full potential and more from his student-athletes. His previous coaching achievements on the course speak for themselves and equally impressive are the academic achievements his former student-athletes have accomplished. We are excited Coach Chadwell is joining the Houston Athletics Family.
Former Central Arkansas Head Coach Ryke Dismuke joined the University of Houston Men's Golf staff as associate head coach in July 2014.
Dismuke, who is no relation to Director of Golf Jonathan Dismuke, spent the previous 14 seasons at Central Arkansas, including the last 11 years as head coach of both the UCA Men's and Women' Golf programs. He joined UCA and assisted in the creation of the Men's program in 2000 and helped start the Women's program just two years later.
For his impressive efforts with both projects, Dismuke was recognized as the 2003 AFLAC National Assistant Coach of the Year.
Former Kentucky assistant coach Lucy Nunn joined the University of Houston Women's Golf program as assistant coach in July 2014.
Before joining Houston, Nunn spent the previous three seasons at Kentucky. In 2013-14, she helped lead the Wildcats to a pair of top-3 team finishes, including the championship at the "Mo"Morial Invitational in Bryan, Texas, in September 2013. That was the same tournament at which Houston Women's Golf made its debut.
Four Wildcats collected six top-10 individual finishes during the season with Kentucky earning a bid to the NCAA Regionals for the fourth consecutive season.
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