Alexis Mihelich has been named women’s head coach at Southern Illinois, the school announced. Mihelich replaces Diane Daugherty, who retired in July after 25 years as head coach.
A member of the LPGA and a former teaching professional at Green Garden Golf Academy, Mihelich has served the past four years as women’s head coach at Chicago State.
“The dramatic improvement at Chicago State under Alexis’ watch is a testament to her ability to lead a collegiate golf program,” SIU athletic director Mario Moccia said. “During the interview process, I was impressed with her vision for our golf program. She is committed to helping young women become the best they can be – academically, socially and competitively on the golf course.”
Mihelich played at the University of New Orleans, where she graduated in 2005, and was team captain during her senior year.
“I look forward to being a member of the Saluki community and will work tirelessly to maintain the rich legacy of women’s sports that has been created by coaches who have come before me,” Mihelich said. “My goal is to lead the SIU’s women’s golf program to a team title in the Missouri Valley Conference.”
Her coaching resume includes assistant positions at Saint Francis (2005-07) and Robert Morris (2007). She also served as interim men’s head coach at Chicago State (2009-10).