FORT MYERS, Fla. – Director of Athletics Ken Kavanagh has announced that FGCU head women’s golf coach Sarah Trew will not have her contract renewed and will seek new leadership for the program.
“We appreciate Coach Trew’s decade plus contributions to our program on and off the course and wish her all the best in her future endeavors,” said Kavanagh.
Since taking over the program in 2011, Trew led the Eagles to 50 top-five finishes including 38 over the past seven seasons. FGCU had its highest finish of second in the ASUN Championship in 2016, 2017, and 2019. This season, the Eagles tied for seventh at the championship tournament. She was named the ASUN Coach of the Year in 2015-16. She coached 13 All-ASUN Selections including Laura Edmonds who became the first player in program history to earn the honor four straight seasons. Additionally, she had 31 WGCA All-America Scholars and eight ASUN All-Academic honorees during each time with the Green and Blue.
Trew was the fourth coach in the program’s history: Holly Vaughn (2001-08), Brittany Bertilson (2008-10), Meghan Spero (2010-11), and Trew (2011-2022).
A national search has commenced for the program’s next head coach.
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