Aug. 11, 2009
ORLANDO, Fla. -
UCF Director of Athletics Keith Tribble announced on Tuesday that Courtney Trimble has been hired as UCF's head women's golf coach.
"We are excited to name Courtney Trimble as UCF's next women's golf coach," Tribble said. "Courtney has seen the top of the collegiate golf world at Auburn and will be able to utilize our new golf facility, the tremendous Orlando golf community and this great University to get us to the top. We look forward to building on our NCAA Regional appearances the past two seasons and become a consistent nationally-recognized program."
"I am very excited to have this opportunity to be the head coach at UCF," Trimble said. "UCF has the foundation in place to be not only a successful program, but also to compete for a national championship. The combination of a fine University and its proximity to world class golf makes UCF a recipe for success both on and off of the golf course. Having the school's new practice facility so close to campus is another great benefit for our student-athletes. I am grateful to have this opportunity and I look forward to getting started."
Trimble has spent the past three and a half years as an assistant coach at her alma mater, Auburn University, working under long-time Tigers head coach Kim Evans. The Tigers finished this past season ranked eighth nationally. Trimble also helped coach the Tigers to the 2006 and 2009 SEC Championships, four NCAA East Regional berths and three NCAA Championship appearances. The one-time All-American player has helped mentor several other Tiger All-Americans, including first-teamers Maria Martinez (2006), Cydney Clanton in 2008 and Candace Schepperle (2009), along with third-team pick Nicole Hage (2007) who also earned honorable mention All-America accolades in 2006.
The 2006 SEC Player of the Year and that elite league's individual champion, Martinez was one of three Tigers to be named All-Conference in 2006, a feat that Auburn matched in 2007 and 2008. Trimble also worked with consecutive SEC Freshmen of the Year in Schepperle (2007) and Clanton (2008).
Formerly Courtney Swaim, Trimble spent over two years on the Duramed FUTURES Tour, competing in 37 tournaments and posting four top-five finishes. She qualified for the 2004 U.S. Women's Open and made the cut, finishing 61st.
Trimble played at Auburn from 1998-2002. Trimble's senior season was most the successful in the program's history as the 2001-02 team finished no worse than second in 12 tournaments, amassed five victories and was national runner-up at the NCAA Championships, the school's best-ever finish in the tournament.
Individually, Trimble is one of Auburn's most decorated players. She played in 46 tournaments over the course of her career, more than any other Auburn golfer. She was an All-SEC selection in 1999 and 2001 and earned both All-SEC and All-America honors in 2002. Trimble was also a member of the 2002 victorious Curtis Cup team and played in the 2002 U.S. Women's Open as an amateur.
A native of Duluth, Ga., Trimble graduated from Auburn in 2002 with a bachelor's degree in business administration. She is married to Billy Trimble.
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