Trimble named UCF women’s coach
Friday, August 14, 2009
Keith Tribble, director of athletics at UCF, announced Aug. 11 that Courtney Trimble has been hired as UCF’s head women’s golf coach.
“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.”
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. Auburn finished this past season No. 8 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings. Trimble also helped coach the Tigers to the 2006 and 2009 SEC Championships, four NCAA East Regional berths and three NCAA Championship appearances.
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 victorious Curtis Cup team in 2002 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.