Ringler resigns as coach of UNLV

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Missy Ringler has resigned as UNLV women’s golf coach, the school announced Wednesday.

Ringler, who led the Rebels to the postseason in all of her eight seasons at UNLV, stepped down to focus on family matters, but intends to coach again in the future, according to the school.


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UNLV’s Therese Koelbaek (left) shares a fist-bump with coach Missy Ringler.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed guiding the women’s golf program at UNLV for the past eight years,” Ringler, whose team finished 16th two weeks ago at the NCAA West Regional, said in the statement. “I appreciate the support the program has been given by the athletics department since its inception in 2001. Being a mentor to the student-athletes and helping them through their college experience has been very rewarding.”

Ringler is married to Lance Ringler, an assistant editor at Golfweek.

In her eight seasons, Ringler guided UNLV to three appearances in the NCAA Championship, and three consecutive Mountain West Conference tournament titles (2004-06). She was named MWC Coach of the Year in 2004 and 2006.

The Rebels’ best finish in team history came at the 2008 NCAAs, where they placed 16th.

Ringler was hired by UNLV in June 2002 after a three-year coaching stint at Minnesota.

A national search for Ringler’s replacement will begin immediately.

– Information from UNLV was used in this report

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