Oklahoma St. women's golf coach resigns
Monday, June 6, 2011
Annie Young has resigned as head coach of Oklahoma State. Young, a former OSU standout, led the Cowgirls for three seasons. Her husband Caleb, an insurance salesman, will be transferring to San Diego, where the couple will reside.
“He has supported me for a long time,” Annie said. “It’s my turn to support him.”
Young said she made the decision to leave Stillwater last week. She said it’s tough to walk away from the program after a disappointing season. OSU missed the NCAA Championship for the first time in 10 years after placing 17th at the NCAA Central Regional.
The Cowgirls finished 44th in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings and lost their two best players midseason: Victoria Park turned professional and Courtney McKim transferred to Alabama.
Two transfers will be joining a young OSU team in the fall: BYU’s Kelsey Vines and Amy Ruengmateekhun from SMU. Courtney Ferguson, who has won two AJGA titles, will join the program as a freshman. “I would’ve liked to work with the girls to see what we could do next year,” Young said. “The girls have a lot of potential.”
Young, the only female head coach in the Oklahoma State athletic department, helped Caroline Hedwall land OSU’s first individual title at the 2010 NCAA Championship. She also led the Cowgirls to a pair of top-10 finishes at NCAAs, as well as the 2010 Big 12 title.
Young, the 2002 WAPL champion, said she’d like to return to coaching in the future, and that she’ll see what “opens up” on the West Coast.
Amy Weeks, senior woman administrator for Oklahoma State, also has resigned. Like Young, Weeks was a player at OSU before being named head women’s golf coach in 2000. Weeks led the Cowgirls to 10 tournament titles, including three Big 12 championships, before being named SWA at the end of the 2003-04 season.
Weeks plans to move to New York to work for her sister’s marketing firm.