Robertson to coach Texas Tech women

Purdue's Junthima Gulyanamitta talks with assistant women's golf coach JoJo Robertson during the final round of the UCF Challenge at Red Tail Golf Club.
Purdue's Junthima Gulyanamitta talks with assistant women's golf coach JoJo Robertson during the final round of the UCF Challenge at Red Tail Golf Club. ( Tracy Wilcox )

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Purdue assistant JoJo Robertson is heading to Lubbock, Texas.

Robertson was named women’s head coach at Texas Tech Thursday after five years with the Boilermakers. She helped lead Purdue to back-to-back Big Ten titles and four top-10 finishes at the NCAA Championship.

“JoJo Robertson was one of the first names we heard in the beginning of our search for a women’s golf coach,” said Texas Tech athletic director Gerald Myers. “As we proceeded through the search, her name kept coming up. Her background as a player and coach fit the criteria that we were looking for in a coach. We think JoJo will be a very successful women’s golf coach for Texas Tech.”

Robertson, a Roswell, N.M., native, won the 1995 and 1997 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship and was a Big 12 first-teamer as a senior at Oklahoma State. She played in the 1997 and 1998 U.S. Women’s Opens and in the Curtis Cup in 1998.

“I’m really excited about being at Texas Tech and having this opportunity,” Robertson said. “I know there is great potential for this golf program. There are some good players coming in and quite a few returning, and with some hard work and the right attitude, the opportunities are out there.”