July 11, 1997
Caroline O'Conner Named Women's Golf Head Coach
STANFORD, Calif. - Caroline O'Connor was named head women's golf
coach at Stanford. O'Connor's appointment was announced on Friday by Stanford
athletic director Ted Leland.
"We are excited that Caroline will remain at the head of the women's golf
program," said Leland. "We expect she will continue the tradition of excellence
in Stanford golf."
O'Connor was selected as head coach of the Cardinal women's golf program on
an interim basis on Feb. 1, 1996. Over the course of the 1996 spring season,
O'Connor led the Cardinal to top five finishes in five regular and postseason
tournaments. The Cardinal tied for third at the Pac-10 championships and went
on to finish fifth at the NCAA Championships. This past season, O'Connor's
squad captured six team and individual tournament titles. The Cardinal finished
fourth at the Pac-10 Championships, third at the NCAA West Region Championship
and fourth at the NCAA Championship.
"I'm thrilled to be able to continue as head coach here at Stanford," said
O'Connor. "With our returning players and incoming freshman, I think we can
build the women's golf program into the dynasty that is characteristic of the
Stanford athletic program. I am excited to be a part of the best athletic
department in the country."
Before coming to Stanford, O'Connor was a golf instructor at the academy of
Golf at PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. She also played
on the Future's Professional Women's Golf Tour for two years and was a golf shop
manager at Jonathan's Landing Golf Club for three years. O'Connor graduated
from St. Francis College with a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1990.