Tennessee’s Pavon named NGCA president

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Tennessee women’s golf coach Judi Pavon was announced as the new president of the National Golf Coaches Association on Tuesday. Pavon, who holds Tennessee’s coaching record for head-to-head wins (1,177) and tournament titles (13), was most recently the NGCA’s vice president. She will replace Oregon State women’s coach Rise Lakowske.

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Judi Pavon

Pavon has led the Vols to seven NCAA Women’s Championship appearances in 10 seasons as head coach. In 2009-10, the Lady Vols recorded back-to-back tournament victories at the Mercedes-Benz Women’s Collegiate Championships and the Alamo Invitational.

“I consider it both an honor and a privilege to serve the NGCA,” Pavon said. “During my time as a player, as a coach and most recently as a member of the Board of Directors, I have had the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of the organization and truly believe in the benefits the NGCA affords its membership. I look forward to the next few years as women’s collegiate golf continues to grow and anticipate growth within the NGCA, as well.”

Cincinnati’s Janet Carl will take over for Pavon on the NGCA Board of Directors as vice president. North Texas’ Jeff Mitchell was named secretary and Nova Southeastern’s Kevin Marsh will serve as the Division II representative.

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